WTT Star Contender Doha | Day1 | Manika, Sathiyan and Achanta Sharath Kamal Win

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Top ranked Indian paddler Sathiyan Gnanasekaran defeats Robles from Spain in straight games 12-10,11-4,11-4 to make it to the next round where he will be up against Falck from Sweden

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Achanta Sharath Kamal who had a phenomenal run till Semis only to lose a close one there last week has started this tournament in a convincing fashion defeating French Lebesson 11-5,9-11,11-6,11-9

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Manika Batra defeats higher Ranked Chinese Tianyi Qian in a close five setter. She defeated the WR34 Qian 11-9,4-11,11-9,6-11,11-9 to make her way into Round of 32

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Manika will next meet German Xiaona Shan who had received a bye in the Rd1, which will be there first meeting

Earlier in the day Sharath Kamal and Manav Thakkar lost in the first round itself after winning the first game 11-6. They eventually lost to Robles and Ionescu 11-6,6-11,7-11,5-11

The second indian pair Sanil and Amalraj who had come through the qualifying found it difficult against the Germans and they lost 3-11,8-11,8-11

Indian Team in the Tournament

Men Singles


Sathiyan Gnansekaran  (37)  vs Robles (57)

Sharath Kamal (42) v Lebesson (41)


  • Mudit Dani – Lost
  • Amalraj Anthony – Lost
  • Manav Thakkar – Lost
  • Sanil Shetty – Lost

Women Singles


Manika Batra  (48) vs Qian  (34)


  • Sutirtha Mukherjee – Lost
  • Takeme Sarkar – Lost
  • Ayhika Mukherjee – Lost
  • Reeth Tennison – Lost
  • Sreeja Akula – Lost
  • Diya Chitale – Lost
  • Archana Kamath – Lost

Men Doubles

Manav/Sharath  Vs Alvaro/Ovidiu 
(Q)Sanil/Amalraj  Vs Qiu/Duda 

Women Doubles

Ayhika/Sutirtha  Vs Soo/Lee 
Manika/Archana Vs Dora/Georgina

Mixed Doubles

Archana/Manav Vs Daniel/Sofia
Sathiyan/Manika Vs Robles/Xiao

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