Japan's Paralympic hopeful Sarina Satomi progressed to the final ©Getty Images

Thailand's Sujrat Pookkham and Japan's Sarina Satomi progressed to the women's wheelchair WH1 final at the Para-Badminton World Championships in Basel.

Pookkham faced the challenge of China's Menglu Yin in the semi-final stage of the competition at the St. Jakobshalle in the Swiss city.

Yin had already delivered a surprise by beating top seed Valeska Knoblauch of Germany in straight games in her quarter-final tie, which took place earlier in the day.

She was unable to repeat the feat in the last four as Pookkham emerged as a 21-16, 21-17 winner to progress to the final.

Pookkham will now face Satomi, after the Japanese player secured a 21-14, 21-13 victory over Switzerland's Karin Suter-Erath.

There were mixed fortunes for English players in the women's SS6 competition as Rachel Choong won her semi-final, but Rebecca Bedford suffered defeat.

Choong earned a 21-19, 21-12 win over the United States' Katherine Valli to advance to the final.

Her compatriot Bedford suffered a 21-5, 22-20 loss to top seed Carmen Poveda Flores of Peru.

The men's event saw top seed Jack Shephard of England claim a convincing 21-13, 21-13 win over India’s Nagar Krishna.

Shephard will meet Hong Kong's Chun Yim Wong in the final, after he beat Brazil’s Vitor Goncalves Tavares 21-13, 21-16.

The Championships will conclude tomorrow.