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Manika Batra becomes first Indian woman to break into top-25 of world table tennis singles rankings | More sports News – Times of India

India's tables tennis icon Manika Batra reached a new pinnacle in her career, climbing to World No. 24 in the latest ITTF Rankings unveiled on Tuesday. This remarkable ascent saw her soar 15 spots, leaping from her previous position at No. 39. Not only did she secure her status as India's top-ranked player once again, surpassing Sreeja Akula, but at 25 years old, Manika also etched her name in history as the first Indian woman to break into the top 25 singles rankings. Her achievement mirrors the feat of Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, who reached the same rank in 2019, marking the highest singles ranking attained by an Indian.Manika's remarkable rise was fueled by her stellar performance at the Saudi Smash tournament last week, where she orchestrated a stunning upset by defeating the formidable...