Top seed Tai Tzu-Ying was forced to withdraw from the women’s singles semi-finals of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Fuzhou China Open midway through the decisive game.
The Chinese Taipei star edged the opening game 21-19 in her match with Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara at the Haixia Olympic Sports Center.
The momentum swung in Okuhara’s favour in the second as she took the game 21-12 to force a decider.
Tai then withdrew from the contest with the score at 11-6 to Okuhara.
Okuhara, seeded fourth, will face China’s Chen Yu Fei in tomorrow’s final of the World Tour Super 750 event.
Chen came from a game down to beat Canada’s Michelle Li 20-22, 21-8, 21-17 in their semi-final match.
World champion Kento Momota cruised into the men's singles final with a 21-19, 21-8 win over Denmark’s Rasmus Gemke.
Chinese Taipei’s Chou Tien Chen ensured the final will be a meeting of the top two seeds after he recorded a 21-10, 21-12 win over Denmark’s Anders Antonsen.
China are assured of success in mixed doubles after top seeds Zheng Si Wi and Huang Ya Qiong won 21-16, 21-10 against Malaysia’s Goh Soon Huat and Lai Shevon Jemie.
Their opponents in the final will be their compatriots Wang Yi Lyu and Huang Dong Ping, who were 21-12, 21-16 winners over Japan’s Yuta Watanabe and Arisa Higashino.
Japan’s Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota advanced to the women’s doubles final courtesy of a 15-21, 21-15, 22-20 victory over China’s Chen Qing Chen and Jia Yi Fan.
Top seeds Mayu Matsumoto and Wakana Nagahara suffered defeat in their semi-final.
The Japanese pairing were beaten 12-21, 21-12, 21-13 by South Korea’s Lee So Hee and Shin Seung Chan.
Men’s doubles top seeds Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo overcame India’s Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty 21-16, 22-0 in the semi-finals.
The Indonesian pairing will face Japan’s Takeshi Kamura and Keigo Sonoda in the final after they beat Malaysia’s Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik 21-13, 21-14.
All five finals will be held tomorrow.