World quantity seven Axelsen needed to hit again to beat Malaysian world quantity 13 Lee Zii Jia 17-21, 21-13, 21-19 in Birmingham.
Chou had a neater trip as his opponent, Denmark’s Anders Antonsen, retired whereas trailing 17-14 within the first sport.
Axelsen is bidding to avenge final yr’s remaining defeat towards Kento Momota as he seems to be to construct on his current success on the Barcelona Masters and Indonesia Open.
“It was a very robust match. Lee made it actually robust for me however I simply tried to remain in there and do my greatest,” Axelsen mentioned.
“I managed to maintain calm by to the top of the third sport, however luck was additionally on my aspect because it might have gone both means.”
Within the ladies’s singles semi-finals, Chinese language world primary Chen Yu Fei beat Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara 21-14, 23-21 and Taiwan’s second-seeded Tai Tzu-ying defeated Spain’s Carolina Marin 19-21, 21-13, 21-11.
Indonesia’s Praveen Jordan and Melati Daeva Oktavianti beat Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith for a spot within the blended doubles remaining.
The 21-15, 21-23, 21-11 victory booked a showdown with Thailand’s Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai for the title.