ITTF World Championships 2023: Manika loses to Adriana, exits in third round

India’s top woman paddler, Manika Batra lost to Adriana Diaz of Puerto Rico 11-6, 10-12, 9-11, 11-6, 11-13, 3-11 in the third round of the World table tennis championships in Durban on Wednesday.

Published : May 24, 2023 15:42 IST , Durban - 1 MIN READ

Manika Batra of India in action.
Manika Batra of India in action. | Photo Credit: Getty Images

Manika Batra of India in action. | Photo Credit: Getty Images

India’s run in the World Table Tennis Championships here came to an end on Wednesday, with the exit of Manika Batra and Archana Kamath in the women’s doubles event. The Indian pair lost to Hina Hayata and Mima Ito of Japan 8-11, 6-11, 7-11 in the pre-quarterfinals.

Earlier in the day, Adriana Diaz of Puerto Rico, ranked 13 in the world, defeated Manika, ranked 39, 6-11, 12-10, 11-9, 6-11, 13-11, 9-11, 11-3 in the women’s singles third round.

In the men’s doubles pre-quarterfinals, Sharath Kamal and G. Sathiyan lost to the English duo of Paul Drinkhall and Liam Pitchford in four games.

Earlier on Tuesday night, the mixed doubles pair of Manika and Sathiyan lost in the pre-quarterfinals to the Swedish pair of Truls Moregardh and Christina Kallberg 11-5, 8-11, 8-11, 10-12.

The results:
Men: Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Paul Drinkhall & Liam Pitchford (Eng) bt Sharath Kamal & G. Sathiyan 9-11, 11-8, 14-12, 12-10.
Women: Singles: Third round: Adriana Diaz (Pur) bt Manika Batra 6-11, 12-10, 11-9, 6-11, 13-11, 9-11, 11-3; Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Hina Hayata & Mima Ito (Jpn) bt Manika Batra & Archana Kamath 11-8, 11-6, 11-7.
Mixed doubles: (pre-quarterfinals): Truls Moregardh & Christina Kallberg (Swe) 5-11, 11-8, 11-8, 12-10.
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