Carolina Marín earned a place in the women's singles semi-finals ©Getty Images

Spain’s Carolina Marín progressed to the last four of the women’s singles at the European Badminton Championships in Madrid.

All four women’s singles quarter-finals were decided in three games, after competitive contests at the Centro Deportivo Municipal Gallur.

Five-time champion Marín battled into the semi-finals by overcoming Denmark’s Line Kjærsfeldt 21-11, 14-21, 21-17.

The tournament top seed is seeking to extend her record of five titles at the European Championships, with the event marking her comeback from an anterior cruciate ligament injury.

Turkey’s Neslihan Yiğit will face the Rio 2016 Olympic champion in the semi-finals, after beating fourth seed Line Christophersen of Denmark 21-10, 15-21, 21-15.

Second seed Mia Blichfeldt came from a game down to win her quarter-final match 16-21, 21-10, 21-17 against France’s Qi Xuefei.

The Danish player will face Scotland’s Kirsty Gilmour in the semi-finals, following her 21-13, 12-21, 21-15 win over Belgium’s Lianne Tan.

Danish top seeds Viktor Axelsen and Anders Antonsen booked their places in the last four of the men’s event.

Top seed Viktor Axelsen eased into the men's singles semi-finals ©Getty Images
Top seed Viktor Axelsen eased into the men's singles semi-finals ©Getty Images

Olympic champion Axelsen beat France’s Thomas Rouxel 21-16, 21-14 in the quarter-finals, as he continues his bid for a third European singles title.

Misha Zilberman will provide his next opposition, after the Israeli player eliminated a seed for the second successive day.

Zilberman earned a 21-18, 21-15 win over France’s sixth seed Brice Leverdez.

Antonsen moved a step closer to defending his European title with a 21-15, 21-17 win over Ireland’s Nhat Nguyen.

France’s Toma Junior Popov beat Denmark’s third seed Hans-Kristian Vittinghus 20-22, 21-14, 21-13 in the last quarter-final.