TBE - I believe all four semifinalists have qualified for the world group. Where did you see that only three will go though??? ..
You are right, the draw (the original seedings actually) was totally screwed up. Thailand had absolutely no business getting seeded at all - and Taiwan should have been at least a second or 3rd seed and not pooled with other top-4 teams. My seedings would have been China, Tailwan, India/Aus, Aus/Ind, Indonesia, Korea, Uzbekistan. Having China and Taiwan in the same pool messed everything up and caused a top team to end up #2 in a pool and face Australia which was a top-4 team there. Terrible stuff. Korea does not look all that strong, but they did beat Indonesia today (I don't know why Maya did not play again, as in the case of their earlier tie against India) .. 10-8 3rd set (tiebreaker?) in the 3rd match for a 1-2 loss to Korea - the hosts must be heartbroken.
Rui Du vs Sania should be an interesting match in the semis. I think Sania will find it tough to beat Rui (by the way, what is the Chinese first name - Rui or Du ? - I have seen the western name listed by ITF as Du Rui and Rui Du alternatively).