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Manika Batra becomes first Indian woman to reach Asian Cup semis

Manika Batra, on Friday, became the first Indian woman to reach the semifinals of the Asian Cup Table Tennis tournament.

Manika Batra Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 womens team
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Manika Batra in action during the women's team quarterfinals against Malaysia at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 (Source: Getty)

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The Bridge Desk

Updated: 2022-11-18T17:31:04+05:30

Star paddler Manika Batra, on Friday, became the first Indian woman to reach the semifinals of the Asian Cup Table Tennis tournament with a 4-3 win over higher ranked Chen Szu-Yu of Chinese Taipei.

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.
The Indian ace had earlier shocked world No. 7 Chen Xingtong of China in a round of 16 match on Thursday.
In the semifinals, Manika will meet the winner of the match between Jeon Jihee of Korea and Mima Ito of Japan.


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