Ultimate Table Tennis 2018: Manika Batra, G Sathiyan pilot Dabang Smashers to facile win over Warriors TTC
Smashers picked up 14 points to jump to the top of the six-team table. Manika scored a tense 2-1 victory in the opening game by shocking World No 18 Sofia Polcanova, who is ranked 62 spots higher than her.
Ultimate Table Tennis 2018: Aruna Quadri, Sofia Polcanova sign up for second season starting in June
Four of last year's players — Men's World No 20 Aruna Quadri, World No 34 Kou Lei, World No 22 Sofia Polcanova and World No 72 Sabine Winter — return for the second edition.
Ultimate Table Tennis 2017: Ex-India coach Peter Engel says league not enough to solve nation's woes in sport
UTT is a much needed boost for Indian table tennis but it is not enough make the country a force to reckon with, said former India coach Peter Engel.