Badminton - Rampant Lee rolls on, Sindhu makes history

Badminton - Rampant Lee rolls on, Sindhu makes history
Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei competes against China's Wang Zhengming during the men's single quarter final match at the 2014 BWF Badminton World championships held at the Ballerup Super Arena in Copenhagen on August 29, 2014. AFP PHOTO/JONATHAN NACKSTRAND (AFP Photo/JONATHAN NACKSTRAND)

- Top-ranked Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia continued his charge towards an elusive first world championship title by coasting into the semi-finals of the men's singles in Copenhagen on Friday while rising Indian star P.V. Sindhu won through to the last four of the women's draw.

Lee, twice a runner-up at the world event, displayed his class by shredding apart Chinese sixth seed Wang Zhengming to record a comprehensive 21-8, 21-11 victory.

The Malaysian aligned impeccable defence with ruthless efficiency as he capitalised on the opportunities that came his way to make light work of his opponent, a former world junior champion, and stay on course for a title showdown with China's world number two Chen Long.

Indian teenager P.V. Sindhu made history as she stunned China's Wang Shixian 19-21, 21-19, 21-15 to reach the last four and become the first player from her country to win multiple world championship medals.