Dutch Open: Ashwini and Satwiksairaj cruise into quarters

The Indian pair needed only 32 minutes to get the better of its opponents Knudsen and Nielsen 21-12, 21-18 and cruise into the quarterfinal of the Dutch Open.

Ashwini (in pic) and Satwiksairaj will play Ireland’s Scott Evans and Amanda Hogstrom of Sweden in the quarterfinal. (File Photo)   -  Getty Images

India’s Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponappa beat Kristoffer Knudsen and Isabella Nielsen of Denmark in straight games to sail into the mixed doubles quarter-finals of the Yonex Dutch Open here on Thursday.

The Indian pair took just 32 minutes to get the better of Knudsen and Nielsen 21-12, 21-18 in a second round clash.

Satwiksairaj and Ashwini will now play Ireland’s Scott Evans and Amanda Hogstrom of Sweden in the last eight round.

The Irish-Swede combination defeated German pair of Jones Ralfy Jansen and Eva Janssens 21-11, 17-21, 21-18 in another second round match.

For more updates, follow Sportstar on :