Manika Batra News
Manika Batra rises to career-best 33rd spot in ITTF rankings; G Sathiyan drops one spot to 40th
Batra, who won a historic bronze medal at the Asian Cup in November, reached the semi-finals at the WTT Contender in Doha last week. The effort fetched her 140 points.
Manika Batra wins bronze medal at Asian Cup, creates history for India
Manika Batra defeated Hina Hayata 11-6, 6-11, 11-7, 12-10, 4-11, 11-2 to clinch the bronze medal at the Asian Cup
Asian Cup 2022: Manika Batra's dream run ends in the semi-finals, to vie for bronze medal
The unseeded Manika, who became the first Indian to reach the semi-finals of the continental tournament, lost 8-11 11-7 7-11 6-11 11-8 7-11 (2-4) to the world No.5 Japanese paddler
Manika Batra becomes first Indian woman to reach semi-finals of Asian Cup table tennis tournament
World number 44 Manika beat Chen, ranked 23rd in the ITTF chart, 6-11 11-6 11-5 11-7 8-11 9-11 11-9 in a hard-fought women’s singles quarterfinals.
Asian Cup table tennis: Sharath Kamal, G Sathiyan, and Manika Batra face tough draw
The men's and women's singles event of the 33rd edition of the event, held in a direct knockout format for the first time, has the top 16 Asian players.
Table Tennis: G Sathiyan-Manika Batra reach career-high fifth in mixed doubles rankings
G Sathiyan-Manika Batra had recently made the final at the WTT Contender in Slovenia.
World Team TT Championships: Indian men's team beats Uzbekistan 3-0; Women's team loses 2-3 to Germany
Sreeja Akula and Diya Chitale put on impressive show but Manika Batra continues to be off-colour in India's loss to Germany in Group 5 opener. Among men's team, Harmeet Desai, G Sathiyan and Manav Thakkar won their respective singles ties to give India a comfortable win in Group 2.
Manika Batra vows to bounce back in National Games, TT World Championships after poor CWG outing
At the Birmingham Games last month, the star Indian paddler looked out of sorts and returned empty-handed.
National Games: TT competition advanced for participation of stars including Sharath Kamal, G Sathiyan, Manika Batra
The schedule had to be advanced as the World Table Tennis Championship begins in Chengdu, China, on 30 September.
World Table Tennis Championships: Sathiyan, Batra to lead India's charge as Sharath Kamal opts out
The 40-year-old Sharath, who had won the men's singles, mixed doubles and team title at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games recently, opted out due to personal reasons.
Commonwealth Games: Sreeja Akula, Manika Batra enter women's singles pre-quarters
Sreeja Akula and Manika Batra entered the women's singles prequarterfinals with contrasting wins in the table tennis event of the Commonwealth Games
Commonwealth Games: India TT squad courts controversy as men's coach sits for women's quarter-final tie
The designated women's coach of the Indian team, Anindita Chakraborty, was conspicuous by her absence in the knockout fixture. Instead, men's coach S Raman sat on the courtside.
Commonwealth Games: Watch | Top five moments from CWG Day 1 as Renuka, Manika and others star
14-year-old squash sensation Anahat Singh's win against Jada Ross on senior debut while India women's hockey team scores five past Pakistan on Day 1 among top moments from Commonwealth Games.
Commonwealth Games: India off to confident start in women's table tennis team event after blanking South Africa 3-0
India, gold medal winners at the Gold Coast Games four years ago, were represented by star paddler Manika Batra as well as Sreeja Akula, Reeth Rishya, and Diya Chitale.
Manika Batra, other athletes get financial assistance from Sports Ministry for future tournaments
The Sports Ministry on Thursday granted financial assistance to several athletes across the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) core and development groups, including Tokyo Paralympics silver medallist Nishad Kumar and ace woman table tennis player Manika Batra, to support them in their preparations
ITTF Rankings: Manika Batra achieves career-best world No 38, G Sathiyan ranked 34
While Sharath and Sathiyan are the only two male players in the top-100, there are three more apart from Manika in the women's list.
Manika Batra, Archana Kamath make it to top 5 in women's doubles ITTF Rankings
Batra and Kamath had claimed the bronze medal at the WTT Star Contender Doha 2022 after losing the semifinals to the Chinese Taipei pair of Li Yu-Jhun and Cheng I-Ching, last week.
WTT Star Contender: Manika Batra-Archana Kamath pair enters medal round
The Indian pair, which won 13-11 8-11 11-5 13-11, will take on Taipei's Li Yu-Jhun and Cheng I-Ching in the semifinals.
WTT Contender Doha 2022: Sathiyan-Manika pair clinch silver; Sharath Kamal earns bronze medal
Sharath Kamal failed to up the ante from an advantageous position in the sixth game and went down fighting 3-4 (5-11, 11-8, 6-11, 11-7, 11-5, 10-12, 9-11 in the semi-finals of the men's singles against Yuan Licen of China.
Singapore Smash 2022: Indian campaign ends after Manika-Archana pair exit
The second-seeded Japanese pair of Hina Hayata and Mima Ito needed just 25 minutes to dispose of the Indian duo 11-7, 11-4, 11-8 to enter the semifinals.