CWG 2022: Manika Batra defeated Canada’s Ching Nam Fu 11-5, 11-2, 11-7, 11-6.© AFP
Indian star paddler Manika Batra defeated Canada’s Ching Nam Fu 11-5, 11-2, 11-7, 11-6 with a stunning performance in the women’s singles round of 32. She is the defending gold medallist in this category.
India won their men’s double match. India’s Harmeet Desai and Sanil Shetty bagged the opening game 11-6 against Iosif Elia and Christos Savva of Cyprus.
Playing at the NEC Table Tennis Match Court 6, the Indian duo took the second game 11-5 with a dominant performance over the Cyprus pair. The Indian duo continued their control of the game and clinched the third game 11-1 as well as the match 11-6, 11-5, 11-1.
Earlier, the Indian mixed doubles duo of Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and Manika Batra proved to be a class apart for their opponents Mick Crea and Laura Sinon of Seychelles as the paddlers closed out the match 3-0 without any trouble to advance to the next round of fixtures.
The Indian pair beat Mick Crea and Laura Sinon of Seychelles 11-1, 11-3, 11-1.
Star Indian paddler Sharath Kamal and Sreeja Akula of India advanced to the round of 16 in the table tennis mixed doubles event.
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