TAIWAN'S Wang Shi-ting and China's Li Fang edged closer to their expected final showdown as Hong Kong's last hope, Willy Chan Lee, was knocked out of the Salem Asian Championships at Victoria Park yesterday. Top-seeded Wang, aiming for her fourth consecutive women's singles title, defeated China's sixth seed Yi Jingqian 6-3, 6-4 in the quarter-finals to set up a semi-final clash against another Chinese, Chen Li. Li, who has beaten Wang once in their three meetings, took her place in the final four with a comfortable 6-1, 6-2 win over Taiwan's Fan Chiang Yu-ming 6-1, 6-2. Hong Kong's Chan saw her promising run end at the quarter-final stage, going down 6-1, 6-0 to South Korea's third seed Choi Ju-yeon. Choi now faces Li in the semi-finals. Li defeated Wang in Beijing in their first meeting in 1989. But Wang beat Li twice after that - in the Asian Championships in 1991 and 1993. In the men's singles, South Korean Yoon Yong-il faces Indonesia's Donny Susetyo in the semi-finals with his sights set on winning the tournament and meeting his hero, Michael Chang. The men's singles winner, to be decided on Sunday, wins a wild card into the main draw of next year's Salem Hong Kong Open, for which Chang is expected to defend his title. 'The player I admire most is Michael Chang and if I win in Hong Kong it may give me the chance to meet him,' said 21-year-old Yoon, ranked in the world's top 350. 'My aim is to be ranked among the world's top 100 within three years. If I do that, I will be the first Korean player to achieve such a feat.' Yoon burst on to the scene in October's Asian Games in Hiroshima when he reached the final of the men's singles event. He is the top seed in the Asian Championships and if he overcomes Susetyo today, is expected to face a tough semi-final against China's Xia Jiaping, the former Asian champion. Xia takes on Japan's Tsujino Ryuso in the quarter-finals. Second-seeded Indonesia Suwandi Suwandi takes on China's seventh-seeded Zhang Jiuhua in his quarter-final match, with the winner playing either Korean Lee Hyung-taik or Japan's Toshitsugu Mori in the semi-finals.