Akane Yamaguchi
Yamaguchi also won the Korea Open title earlier this month Reuters

Match: Akane Yamaguchi v Tai Tzu Ying

Date: 23 October, Sunday

Time: 7:50pm SGT/5:20pm IST/12:50pm BST

Venue: Odense Sports Park

TV Coverage: There is no live TV coverage of the Denmark Open Women's singles final in Singapore.

Live Streaming: BWF official YouTube channel

Overview

Akane Yamaguchi takes on Tai Tzu Ying in the Women's singles final of 2016 Denmark Open on 23 October.

The Japanese shuttler stunned top seed Carolina Marin in one of the biggest upsets of the ongoing tournament on Saturday. The eighth seed played out a marathon semi-final, that stretched for 82 minutes, against the Rio Olympic gold-medallist.

Yamaguchi took the first game with a comfortable six-point margin. However, she was made to sweat in the second game by the Spaniard. The Japanese shuttler tried hard to close out the match by saving two game points but had had to settle for the decider, in which she stunned Marin and handed her first defeat post the Rio Games.

Marin had complained of illness after her first round victory but looked comfortable in her second and third round clashes against Kim Na Young and Sun Yu. However, on Saturday the Spaniard, who got her left thigh strapped before the decider, found it hard to break Yamaguchi, who remained calm and composed against her aggressive opponent.

Yamaguchi has been a giant killer in Denmark as she defeated her compatriot, third seed Nozomi Okuhara in the quarter-final. The 19-year-old, after winning the 2016 Korea Open earlier this month, says she is confident of a win against her "tricky" opponent Tai on Sunday.

"I am very happy to beat the world number one and Olympic champion. I won in Korea and I want to win in Denmark," Yamaguchi was quoted as saying by the BWF's official website.

"Tai is a little tricky. I hope I can play well and give fans an enjoyable match."

Tai, who is eyeing her third title of the year after romping to victories at Indonesia Open and Chinese Taipei Open, was tested by unseeded Hong Kong shuttler Ngan Cheung Yi in the semi-final. The fifth seed lost the second game but recovered in time to book a slot in the final.

The world number six has a slender edge over Yamaguchi on Sunday. However, the Japanese teenager will be motivated to push herself harder in the final on Sunday after her top-notch performances against Marin and Okuhara over the last two days.

TV Schedule

India: Star Sports 3