OK, let's talk about the other 3 disciplines. Seems they are less glamourous than Men's Singles and Doubles. Women's Singles:- Looks like a straight fight again between ZN and double X. However, we've seen it before, both crumbled in Asian Games 06 and Wang Chen/Yippie made the grade. The CHN 2nd tier brigade (Zhu Lin/Lu Lan) are just not consistent enough, losses to lower ranked opponents must have caused LYB headaches. I hope to see another heartwarming performance from local players WMC, Julia and Lydia Cheah. Women's Doubles:- Disappointed that Yang Wei/Zhang Jiewen are not playing. Even so, CHN WD possess sufficient strength in GL/HS and defending champs ZY/WY. At least there is not going to be 4 CHN pairs dominating this time, so at least 1 semis spot can be fought by some of the non-CHN pairs. But top TPE and THA pairs are not competing. Mixed Doubles:- If any other pair can nick this other than Gao Ling/Zheng Bo, I would say it's a minor miracle. Having said that, 3 pairs have the best chance against the top form CHN duo, the 2 ENG pairs and Flandy/Vita. Not Widianto/Natsir, even though they were the only ones who had beaten Gao Ling/Zheng Bo, in S'pore Open Super Series (a match I missed seeing).