World Table Tennis Championships LIVE - Indian campaign ends medalless - Updates, Results, Scores, Blog
From the nine Indians paddlers who travelled to Huston for the World Championships, only two - Manika Batra and Archana Kamath, remain in contention now, that too as a pair.
The duo will take on Luxembourg's 58-year-old Ni Xialian and Sarah De Nutte in their quarterfinal clash. The match is expected to be held tentatively around 2:10 am IST.
This is a classic case of so close yet so far for Batra and Gnanasekaran. While this ends the latter's journey in Huston after a splendid run in singles and mixed doubles, the former still has a shot at history via women's doubles section with Archana Kamath.
Return back with your head held high, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran. You have been spectacular over the past few days!