The matches between both of them have been close but with home ground advantage, all was pointing to a Tine Rasmussen victory.
To my surprised, Rasmussen started the match very slowly making numerous simple errors while Wang Lin of China was a steady girl out there. The Chinese current junior world champion took the first set with a 21-17 victory.
In the second set, Tine Rasmussen started the match on a more aggressively note. She attacked Wang Lin on all occassion and her tactics worked. She won with a score of 21-13.
In the third set, Rasmussen continued with her aggressive game and did well to get to a 18-13 lead and after that her game crumbled. Wang Lin capitalised and won 21-18 to progress to the finals.