For WS, the burden falls on LXR alone. She's never in this kind of situation before, let's see how she handles the pressure of the burden of expectation. Everyone who meets her has nothing to lose and will their all right from the outset, She had better be on her toes from the get-go.
Chong Wei Feng (U) has powered into a SS Premier tournament for the first time in his career.
In the process, he beat S Sasaki (S6), Hans-Kristian Vittinghus (U) and Takuma Ueda (U) all in straight games and he next meets the top seed Chen Long who also got to the SF beating all his opponents in straigjht games. CWF's advantage against CL would be his left-handedness and hopefully, he could spring a surprise.
Kudos to Juliane Schenk (S5) for beating Wang Yihan (S1) in three games 19-21, 21-16, 21-17.
The match was very physical and JS was very impressive in her jump-smashes.
JS and S Nehwal appear to be the only players at present who could consistently challenge the Chinese players and win and this is good for badminton.
There is no such thing as an easy draw in a PSS, only appearing so on paper. You think Gao Huan is easy to play with? Ask JOJ and Darren. Ask Mitani who struggled to beat a relative unknown, Deng Xuan.