Chou to face Zhao in Macau Open final

Top seed Chou Tien Chen will face Zhao Jun Peng in the final of the Macau Open on Sunday.

The Taipei shuttler wasted little time in advancing on Saturday, defeating unseeded Huang Yuxiang 21-13, 21-19 in just 35 minutes.

After taking the first game comfortably, there was a scare for Chou as Huang fought back from 6-15 down to level the scores at 19-19.

But Chou recovered just in time, winning the last two points to seal victory.

Zhao, meanwhile, secured an upset victory over sixth seed Tzu Wei Wang, winning 17-21, 21-12, 21-11.

The women’s final is an all-Chinese affair between sixth seed Chen Yufei and Chen Xiaoxin.

Yufei beat Zhang Yiman 21-16, 21-12, while Xiaoxin upset third seed Cheung Ngan Yi 21-11, 21-17.