World champion Akane Yamaguchi cruised to the ultimate of the season-ending BWF World Tour Finals, price $1.5 million, on the Nimibutr Enviornment in Bangkok on Saturday, crushing Olympic gold medallist Chen Yufei in straight video games.
The semifinal was a rematch of the group stage match when Chen beat Yamaguchi in straight video games.
Yamaguchi acquired off to a flying begin with feisty smash photographs and fancy footwork however Chen fought onerous to remain in rivalry.
The Japanese 25-year-old sealed the primary sport 21-19 after an electrifying closing rally.
Momentum stayed together with her within the second, the place she carved out a nine-point benefit on the mid-game interval earlier than clinching it 21-10.
“For the second game, I played well with all my power and skills and the win in the first game boosted my confidence and helped me win easily,” Yamaguchi informed reporters.
Chen mentioned her opponent is an impressive participant.
“I had no problem with my energy levels, I think I was just not decisive enough… I kept making adjustments but I think ultimately I was too slow,” the Chinese language star informed reporters.
On Sunday, Yamaguchi will play the winner of the second semifinal between Tai Tzu Ying and He Bingjiao.
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