Sun to face Sato in Korea final

Chinese second seed Sun Yo will take on fourth seed Sayako Sato in the final of the Korean Masters after both shuttlers eased through their respective semi-finals on Saturday.

In what was expected to be a tough match against the third-seeded local favourite Bae Yeon Ju, Sun came through 21-8, 21-8 after just 36 minutes.

In both games Sun led from the off and was never in any sort of trouble against the Korean shuttler.

The other semi-final was a similarly one-sided affair, although Sato's 21-12, 21-15 victory over the unseeded Shen Yaying, also from China, had a modicum of competitiveness.

In the first game, Shen won the first couple of points, but after Sato levelled at 4-4, she dominated the rest of the game.

Sato led the second game from the offset but with the scores on 11-10 and 14-12, her opponent remained in with a chance of forcing the match into a deciding third game.