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Table Tennis World Rankings: India’s Manika Batra achieves career-best ranking of 38

Table Tennis World Rankings: India’s Manika Batra achieves career-best ranking of 38

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Manika Batra moved up 10 places in the latest women’s singles rankings. Her previous best was 46. G Sathiyan is India’s best-ranked men’s player, surpassing Sharath Kamal. India’s Manika Batra has achieved a career-best ranking of 38 in women’s singles after she climbed 10 places in the latest ITTF Table Tennis World Rankings released on Tuesday. The Olympian was ranked 48th in women’s singles last week. Manika Batra broke into the top 50 earlier this year and rose to 46th in March, her previous career-best standing, before dropping down to 48. The 26-year-old Manika Batra is India’s top-ranked women’s singles table tennis player in the list followed by Archana Kamath at 66th, who moved up 26 places this week. Sreeja Akula, 68th, and Reeth Tennison, 97th, are the other Indian tabl...
WTT Grand Smash Singapore 2022: Manika Batra-Archana Kamath fall in quarters, India’s campaign ends

WTT Grand Smash Singapore 2022: Manika Batra-Archana Kamath fall in quarters, India’s campaign ends

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The Indian pair lost two-time world championships silver medallists, Hina Hayata and Mima Ito of Japan. Indian table tennis players’ run at the inaugural  WTT Grand Smash Singapore 2022 ended after Manika Batra and Archana Kamath’s exit from the women’s doubles quarter-finals on Tuesday. Manika Batra and Archana Kamath, who got a bye in the round of 32, beat Singapore’s Goi Rui Xuan and Wong Xin Ru 3-2 in the round of 16 to set up a quarters clash against Japanese second seeds Hina Hayata and Mima Ito. Against Hayata and Ito, a two-time world championships silver medal-winning team, the Indian table tennis pair put up little resistance and went down 3-0 (11-7, 11-4, 11-8). Batra and Kamath were the last remaining Indians at the Singapore meet. Manika Batra, who exited the si...
WTT Grand Smash Singapore 2022: Manika Batra-Archana Kamath make doubles quarters

WTT Grand Smash Singapore 2022: Manika Batra-Archana Kamath make doubles quarters

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The Indian pair will face two-time world championships silver medallists, Hina Hayata and Mima Ito of Japan, next. G Sathiyan and Sharath Kamal’s campaign ended. Indian  table tennis player Manika Batra and her women’s doubles partner Archana Kamath advanced to the quarter-finals of the WTT Grand Smash Singapore 2022 on Monday. Manika Batra and Archana Kamath, who got a bye in the round of 32, beat Singapore’s Goi Rui Xuan and Wong Xin Ru 3-2 (11-7, 9-11, 11-9, 7-11, 11-5) in the round of 16. Their final-eight clash will be against Japanese second seeds Hina Hayata and Mima Ito, a two-time world championships silver medal-winning team. Manika Batra’s mixed doubles campaign, however, ended after she and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran lost to Chinese Taipei’s Lin Yun-Ju and Cheng I-Ching 3-0...
WTT Grand Smash Singapore 2022: Manika Batra-G Sathiyan in mixed doubles quarter-finals

WTT Grand Smash Singapore 2022: Manika Batra-G Sathiyan in mixed doubles quarter-finals

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Indian table tennis players Manika Batra and Archana Kamath received a first round bye in women’s doubles. Sathiyan and Sharath Kamal won in men’s doubles. India’s Manika Batra and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran advanced to the mixed doubles quarter-finals of the  WTT Grand Smash Singapore 2022 table tennis event on Sunday. Manika Batra and G Sathiyan beat Brazil’s Vitor Ishiy and Bruna Takahashi, both Tokyo Olympians, 3-1 (8-11, 11-8, 11-3, 11-1) in the round of 16 at the Singapore Sports Hub. The Indian table tennis pair, however, will have their work cut out for them in order to make the semis with top seeds Lin Yun-Ju and Cheng I-Ching awaiting them in their top eight fixture. The Chinese Taipei duo won the mixed doubles bronze medals at last year’s world championships and the Tokyo Ol...
WTT Contender Muscat 2022: Manika Batra makes quarters; Kamath-Thakkar in mixed doubles final

WTT Contender Muscat 2022: Manika Batra makes quarters; Kamath-Thakkar in mixed doubles final

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Two Indian pairs are in the women’s doubles semi-finals. Indian table tennis players confirmed at least three medals following Thursday’s results. On an eventful day for Indian table tennis players at the  WTT Contender Muscat 2022 on Thursday, Manika Batra progressed to the women’s singles quarter-finals while Archana Kamath and Manav Thakkar made the mixed doubles final. Manika Batra upset Romania’s Bernadette Szocs, the world No. 23, 3-0 (11-3, 13-11, 11-8) in the round of 16 of women’s singles. The Indian will face China’s Kuai Man next. Archana Kamath, however, fell in the same stage of the women’s singles event following a 3-0 (11-9, 11-5, 7-11, 11-9) loss to Tokyo Olympian Xiaoxin Yang of Monaco. Kamath, however, had a good run in mixed doubles with partner Manav Thakkar...
WTT Contender Muscat 2022: Manika Batra in singles round of 16

WTT Contender Muscat 2022: Manika Batra in singles round of 16

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The Indian table tennis player also made it to the mixed doubles quarter-finals with G Sathiyan. India’s Manika Batra moved onto the women’s singles round of 16 of the WTT Contender Muscat 2022 with a win over Singapore’s Lin Ye at the Sultan Qaboos Sport Complex in Oman on Wednesday. Manika Batra beat Ye 3-0 (12-10, 11-8, 11-8) in the round of 32 and will face Romania’s Bernadette Szocs, a former European Championships silver medallist, in the last sixteen. Batra’s compatriot, Sreeja Akula, however, fell to French Olympian Jia Nan Yuan 3-2 (11-8, 7-11, 11-8, 9-11, 11-8). In the mixed doubles, Manika Batra and partner Sathiyan Gnanasekaran moved onto the quarter-finals after receiving a walkover in their round of 16 tie against Kirill Skachkov and Olga Vorobeva. The Indian duo ...
India’s Manika Batra back in top 50 of world table tennis rankings

India’s Manika Batra back in top 50 of world table tennis rankings

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Sathiyan Gnanasekaran also climbed up five places to 33rd in the ITTF rankings and is the top-ranked Indian player in men’s singles. Commonwealth Games gold medallist Manika Batra jumped six places to enter the top-50 of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) women’s singles world rankings for the first time since March 2019. Manika Batra, who became the first Indian women’s singles player to make the round of 32 of Olympics at Tokyo 2020 last year, is ranked 50th in the latest table tennis rankings. The Indian table tennis player, whose career-best world ranking is 46, also made it to the semi-finals of World Table Tennis (WTT) Contender tournaments in Budapest and Lasko to gather 280 ranking points. Manika Batra, 25, currently has 1334 ranking points, seven behind w...