The last Commonwealth Games were quite disappointing for Manika Batra. She participated in four events and came away empty handed.
There is good news for Indian sports fans ahead of the Asian Games. The news is that the country’s star table tennis player Manika Batra is in excellent form. Star Indian table tennis player Manika Batra stormed into the women’s singles pre-quarterfinals of the WTT Star Contenders Ljubljana with a stunning upset of world No. 15 Chen I Ching, here on Thursday. World number 32 Manika beat her Chinese Taipei opponent 11-4, 11-9, 11-7 in just 23 minutes.
Manika Batra defeated the Olympic medalist
Ching is an Olympic medalist in the mixed doubles category. He has won several medals in the doubles and team events of the World Championships. Manika will next face the winner of the match between Bernadette Jox and Adria Diaz. She is the only Indian taking part in the women’s singles draw.
Manika Batra in controversies
The last Commonwealth Games were quite disappointing for Manika Batra. She participated in four events and came away empty handed. Whereas in the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games held in the year 2018, he won four medals. Along with this, Manika remained in the headlines due to the dispute with the national coach. Meanwhile, his form was also not good. However, now just before the Asian Games, she has come in good form.
Earlier, Sutirtha Mukherjee and Ayahika Mukherjee won the first WTT title after a wait of six months. The Indian women’s doubles pair defeated Japan’s pair of Miyu Kihara and Miwa Harimoto 3-1 in the final of the WTT Contenders tournament in Tunis to clinch the title.