Axelsen, Tai through to badminton World Tour Finals deciders

This article provides a summary of the results from the badminton World Tour Finals in Hangzhou, China:

1. **Men's Singles:**
   - Olympic champion Viktor Axelsen won his semi-final against fellow Dane Anders Antonsen with scores of 21-9 and 21-14.
   - Axelsen will face Shi Yuqi of China in the deciding men's singles matchup.

2. **Women's Singles:**
   - World number four Tai Tzu-ying of Taiwan made a comeback against world number one An Se-young of South Korea, winning 19-21, 21-15, 22-20.
   - Tai advanced to the final and defeated Spain's Carolina Marin with scores of 12-21, 21-14, 21-18.

3. **Men's Doubles:**
   - South Korean world champions Kang Min-hyuk and Seo Seung-jae won the men's doubles by defeating the Chinese pair of Liang Weikeng-Wang Chang with scores of 21-17, 22-20.

4. **Women's Doubles:**
   - Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan of China won the women's doubles by beating South Korea's Baek Ha-na and Lee So-hee with scores of 21-16, 21-16.

5. **Mixed Doubles:**
   - The mixed doubles title went to the Chinese pair Zheng Siwei and Huang Yaqiong, who defeated Feng Yanzhe and Huang Dongping with scores of 21-11, 21-18 in an all-Chinese final.

The article also includes comments from Tai Tzu-ying, expressing the challenges she faced in preparation for the tournament and her determination to compete at her best.

18 Dec 2023