The Swiss Open is proving to be a successful hunting ground for Malaysia, with a healthy representation of five pairs in the semi-finals.

Malaysia are guaranteed at least one pair in the Swiss Open final as Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing and Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai face each other in the mixed doubles semi-finals, while two men’s doubles pairs also made the last four.

There is also a Malaysian women's doubles pair in the last four as Vivian Hoo-Lim Chiew Sien beat India’s Ashwini Ponnappa-Reddy N.Sikki 22-20, 23-21 for a meeting against Bulgarian sisters Gabriella-Stefani Stoeva.

The two men’s doubles pairings of Goh Sze Fei-Nur Izzuddin and Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik should fancy their chances to reach the final after solid performances in the last eight.

Goh-Izzuddin needed 52 minutes to overcome Indonesian pair Leo Rolly Carnando-Daniel Marthin 21-18, 19-21, 21-12 and next play another young Indonesians Pramudya Kusummawardana-Yeremia Erich for a place in the final.

Chia-Soh had a far easier time against Germans Mark Lamsfuss-Marvin Seidel to win 21-11, 21-13 and take on fourth seeds Fajar Alfian-Rian Ardianto next.

It could have easily been three pairs in the semis, but Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi fell just short 12-21, 21-9, 20-22 to Fajar-Rian.

In the mixed doubles, Tan-Lai battled hard before they overcame Mathias Christiansen-Alexandra Boje 11-21, 22-20, 21-15 to set up the all-Malaysian meeting against Goh-Lai, who did well to beat French pair William Villeger-Anne Tran 21-17, 21-12.

It was, however, the end of the road for S.Kisona, who fell 11-21, 12-21 to Thailand’s Supanida Katethong.

Hopes were rife for Kisona to reach the last four, especially after she had beaten Saina Nehwal in the second round, but the Malaysian simply could not match the intensity of her opponent.

In the women’s doubles, Linda Efler-Isabel Lohau were also efficient in their 21-18, 21-18 victory over Anna Ching-Teoh Mei Xing.