World No.14 Beiwen leads her Canadian world No.12 rival 4-3 in their overall duels but the pair have never met at the Pan Am event. It has also been two years since they played each other – Beiwen won 21-18 21-18 in the 2019 Hong Kong Open first round.
Men’s singles will also see the No.1 and No.2 seeds go for the title, with Brian Yang and Kevin Cordon clearing arduous semifinal hurdles against Ygor Coelho and home hope Uriel Francisco Canjura Artiga.
Coelho kept title holder Yang on court for 42 minutes before going down 21-17 10-21 8-21 but an even more determined Artiga held Cordon for longer – 62 minutes – in his 21-18 18-21 21-13 loss.
Guatemalan Cordon, whose last of two singles titles came in 2012, is 7-0 behind Canada’s Yang in their head-to-head.