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World TT: Manika Batra fails to create history

11:17 AM Nov 28, 2021 | Agencies

Star India paddler Manika Batra failed to bag a medal at the World Table Tennis Championships after crashing out in the quarterfinals of the mixed and women's doubles events here.

Just one win away from a historic medal, Batra and G Sathiyan lost to Japan's Tomakazu Harimoto and Hina Hayata 1-3 (5-11, 2-11, 11-7, 9-11) in the last eight round of the mixed doubles competition.

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Batra had another opportunity to create history but she faltered yet again, losing the women's doubles quarterfinals with her partner Archana Kamath in straight games.

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Batra and Kamath were no match for Luxembourg duo of Sarah De Nutte and Ni Xia Lian, losing 0-3 (1-11, 6-11, 8-11) in a lop-sided contest.

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