Xuerui through to semis

China's Li Xuerui booked her place in the semi-finals of the women's singles at the 2016 Bonny China Masters on Friday.

The top seed needed just 30 minutes on the courts of the Xincheng Gymnasium in the Olympic Sports Center in Jiangsu to sweep aside He Bingjiao 21-11, 21-16.

Xuerui was locked with the sixth seed at seven-all in the opening game before she pulled away in style. In the second game, Xuerui went on a run of 14 points in a dominating display.

The win books Xuerui a place in the final four, where she faces Porntip Buranaprasertsuk. Later in the day, the Thai player knocked out fourth seed Pusarla V. Sindhu 21-17, 21-19. 

The other semi-final will feature fifth seed Sun Yu, who eased past Busanan Ongbumrungpan 21-10, 21-17, and Chen Yufei he defeated Bae Yeon Ju 22-20, 22-20.