Manika Batra surges to career-best 33 in world rankings | More sports News – Times of India
The 27-year-old, who won a historic bronze medal at the Asian Cup in November, reached the semifinals at the WTT Contender in Doha last week. The effort fetched her 140 points.
Veteran paddler Sharath Kamal jumped two places in the men’s ranking list to be 46th, while G Sathiyan dropped a spot to 40.
The mixed doubles pair of Manika and Sathiyan, however, dropped a spot to sixth despite reaching the semifinal of the WTT Contender in Doha.
Manika had become the first Indian woman to win a medal at the Asian Cup. She had stunned world number five Hina Hayata of Japan and world number seven Chen Xingtong of China on way to securing a historic bronze in Bangkok.
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