Indian Women’s team lost to Chinese Taipei in RO16 at ITTF World Team Championships Finals 2022

The Indian women’s table tennis team exited the ITTF World Team Championships Finals 2022 in the round of 16 after a 3-0 loss to Chinese Taipei in Chengdu, China on Wednesday.

India’s top-ranked player Manika Batra lost the first match 3-0 (11-7, 11-9, 11-3) to World No. 22 Chen Szu-Yu.

National champion and Commonwealth Games 2022 gold-medallist Sreeja Akula then fell 3-1 (8-11, 11-5, 6-11, 9-11) to Cheng I-Cheng.

Teenager Diya Chitale fought hard but could not prevent a 3-2 (6-11, 11-9, 11-9, 8-11, 7-11) defeat to Liu Hsing-Yin in the third match.

The Indian women’s table tennis had qualified for the knockouts after finishing second behind Germany in Group 5.

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