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World TT C’ships: Sharath Kamal, G Sathiyan & Others make winning start

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Veteran Indian table tennis players Sharath Kamal and Gnanasekaran Sathiyan kickstarted their campaign at the World Table Tennis (TT) Championships 2023 in Durban with impressive wins on Sunday. Sharath Kamal, ranked 56th globally, defeated Austria’s David Serdaroglu, ranked 170th, in a thrilling match that ended 11-8, 9-11, 11-9, 11-6, 11-6, propelling him to the round of 64.

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Meanwhile, Sathiyan secured a hard-fought victory over England’s Tom Jarvis in a gripping seven-set encounter. Sathiyan showcased his skill and determination, clinching the match 4-3 (11-9, 11-8, 7-11, 11-2, 15-13, 13-11, 11-6) to begin his tournament on a positive note.

In the women’s singles category, Manika Batra, the sole Indian representative, also won her opening match, defeating Lynda Loghraibi of Algeria 4-0.

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Unfortunately, Manush Shah and Harmeet Desai suffered defeats in their respective opening matches on Saturday. However, Sreeja Akula emerged victorious in the round of 128, defeating Italy‘s Nicole Arlia.


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