Greetings from SFO! Just arrived and glad to know that my hotel provides free internet service Browsed through the draws and the XD event has been completed. Not much surprises and glad to know that all the three INA pairs have progressed. Selected results: Nova Widianto/Lilyana Natsir bt Jonas Rasmussen/Britta Andersen 21-14, 21-16 -- another Danish pair (Lars Paaske/Helle Nielsen) awaits tomorrow! Hendry Kurniawan Saputra/Li Yujia lost to Zheng Bo/Yu Yang 21-19, 15-21, 11-21 -- the newly formed Chinese pair will face Robert Blair/Natalie Munt next. Thomas Laybourn/Kamilla Ryter-Juhl lost to Daniel Shirley/Joanna Quay Swee Ling 18-21, 18-21 -- probably the first upset? The Kiwi-Malaysian pairing will face Hwang Ji Man/Ha Jeung Eun next. Xie Zhongbo/Zhang Yawen beat Songphon Anukritayawon/Kulchala Voravichitchaikul 21-13, 19-21, 21-15 -- a tough victory for the still not in-form Chinese pair. They will have an easier task against a Japanese qualifier pair tomorrow. Toru Matsumoto/Miyuki Tai lost to Flandy Limpele/Vita Marissa 14-21, 7-21 -- an easy first test for the newly formed INA pair. They will face the WC silver-medallist Anthony Clark/Donna Kellogg next and they should stand a chance! Howard Bach/Eva Lee lost to Mohd Rizal/Gresya Polii 12-21, 14-21 -- the young INA pair will meet Zhang Jun/Gao Ling next. Let's see how they will perform against the experienced Chinese pair!