Paddler Manika Batra first Indian woman to reach the semifinals of Asian Cup TT tournament.

Star paddler Manika Batra today became the first Indian woman to reach the semifinals of the Asian Cup Table Tennis tournament. World number 44, Manika defeated 23rd ranked Chen Szu-Yu of Chinese Taipei, 4-3, in a hard-fought women’s singles quarterfinals.

The Indian ace had earlier shocked World number 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 South Korea and Mima Ito of Japan. 

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