Pornpawee Chochuwong reached the women's semi-finals at the Indonesia Open ©Getty Images

Thailand’s Pornpawee Chochuwong ended a run of defeats to Akane Yamaguchi to reach the semi-finals of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Indonesia Open in Bali.

Chochuwong had won three of her first four matches against Yamaguchi, but the Japanese player has since triumphed in the previous four encounters.

Three of those victories have come in the last month with Yamaguchi winning each in three games.

The in-form Japanese went on to claim Denmark and French Open titles, as well as reaching the Indonesia Masters final.

A potential repeat appeared on the cards when Chochuwong won the opening game of their Indonesian Open quarter-final match 21-6, only for top seed Yamaguchi to win the second 23-21.

Chochuwong was eventually able to overcome her rival, as she triumphed 21-11 in the decider to secure a semi-final spot in the BWF World Tour Super 1000 event.

South Korea’s An Se-young will face Chochuwong in the semi-finals, as she seeks to win back-to-back events in Indonesia.

The newly crowned Indonesia Masters champion beat Thailand’s Phittayaporn Chaiwan 21-13, 21-11 in their quarter-final match.

World champion Pusarla V Sindhu also reached the semi-finals after coming from behind to beat South Korea’s Sim Yu-jin 14-21, 21-19, 21-14.

The Indian star will face second seed Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand, after she overcame Japan’s Asuka Takanashi 21-17, 21-12.

Viktor Axelsen eased into the men's singles quarter-finals ©Getty Images
Viktor Axelsen eased into the men's singles quarter-finals ©Getty Images

Olympic champion Viktor Axelsen of Denmark eased to a 21-12, 21-8 win over India’s B. Sai Praneeth in the men’s quarter-finals.

Axelsen will now play Indonesia’s Jonathan Christie, who received a walkover after tournament third seed Anders Antonsen of Denmark was forced to withdraw through injury.

Singapore’s Loh Kean Yew backed up his victory over top seed Kento Momota yesterday, as he clinched a 21-9, 21-4 win over Denmark’s Hans-Kristian Vittinghus.

Loh will play Rasmus Gemke in the last four, after the Danish player beat Japan’s Kenta Nishimoto 21-18, 21-17.

Baek Ha-na and Lee Yu-rim will play in the women's doubles semi-finals after beating top seeds Kim So-yeong and Kong Hee-yong 18-21, 21-19, 21-15 in an all-South Korean quarter-final.

Japan's Nami Matsuyama and Chiharu Shida will provide the opposition in the last four.

The second semi-final sees Indonesia's Greysia Polii and Apriyani Rahayu play Thailand's Jongkolphan Kititharakul and Rawinda Prajongjai in a meeting between the second and third seeds.

Top men's doubles seeds Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo of Indonesia will face India's Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty in the last four.

The winners will face either Akira Koga and Taichi Saito or Takuro Hoki and Yugo Kobayashi, who will play in an all-Japanese tie.

Thailand's Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai, the mixed doubles top seeds, face Ko Sung-hyun and Eom Hye-won of South Korea for a place in the final.

The semi-final line-up also features Japan's Yuta Watanabe and Arisa Higashino, who will play Denmark's Mathias Christiansen and Alexandra Bøje.