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Hong Kong Open badminton: Ashwini-Sarwik beat world No 16 pair

Ashwini and Satwik reached the second round after beating Wang Chi-Lin and Lee Chia Hsin 21-16, 19-21, 21-14, in 54 minutes on Tuesday.

The Indians got off to a strong start in the first game and kept a fair gap between themselves and their opponents at all times, winning it comfortably 21-16.The second game was a lot more tight, with none of the pairs managing to win more than three points at a stretch. The  Taiwanese duo eventually won it 21-19 to force a decider.

The beginning of the third game was also tight, till the score reached 9-9, before the Indians found another and began to pull away. The eventually won rather easily 21-14.

 

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