Manika Batra bows out in semifinals of Asian Cup TT


Star paddler Manika Batra’s dream run within the Asian Cup Desk Tennis match ended as she went down combating towards fourth seed Mima Ito of Japan in Bangkok on Saturday.

The unseeded Manika, who turned the primary Indian to achieve the semi-finals of the continental match, misplaced 8-11 11-7 7-11 6-11 11-8 7-11 (2-4) to the world No.5 Japanese paddler.

World No. 44 Manika had earlier defeated world No. 23 Chen Szu-Yu of Chinese language Taipei 4-3 within the quarterfinals on the Hua Mak Indoor Stadium.

Manika has already ensured the perfect end by an Indian within the 39-year-old historical past of the Asian Cup after Achanta Sharath Kamal and G Sathiyan had completed sixth in 2015 and 2019 respectively.

The ace Indian lady paddler had earlier shocked world No. 7 Chen Xingtong of China in a spherical of 16 match on Thursday.

The USD 200,000 occasion options the highest 16 gamers within the males’s and ladies’s singles from the continent primarily based on world rankings and {qualifications}.

This story has been printed from a wire company feed with out modifications to the textual content.

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