New Delhi, May 22 :
Led by World No.8 Saina Nehwal, India drubbed badminton powerhouse Indonesia 3-0 in the quarter-finals to set up a semi-final clash against Japan Friday.
Saina gave India the start they needed by beating World No.23 Lindaweni Fanetri 21-17, 21-10 in the first singles to gain a 2-1 advantage in career meetings.
World Championship bronze medallist P.V. Sindhu followed it with her 21-16, 10-21, 25-23 thrilling victory over Bellaetrix Manuputty to give India a 2-0 lead.
Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa made sure the tie did not extend to the next matches by clinching their doubles encounter 21-18, 21-18 against World No.9 pair Greysia Polii and Nitya Krishinda Maheswari to secure the last four position.
Japan, on the other hand, beat Denmark 3-0 to proceed to the semis.