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Chinese Xie Xingfang faces compatriot Lu Lan in the semifinal, cleaning the match 2 games to 1. Lu Lan claims the 1st game 21-7, but Xie takes the 2nd and 3rd game 21-10 and 21-12 respectively, securing a berth in the final. In the 2nd semifinal, defending Olympic champion Zhang Ning achieves a 2-0 victory over Maria Kristin Yulianti of Indonesia. Zhang Ning wins the 1st and 2nd game 21-15, securing a place in the gold medal match. Badminton Singles Women's Semifinal - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics