Manika-Sathiyan make winning return as mixed doubles pairing with title in Budapest
The duo outplayed Hungary’s Dora Madarasz and Nandor Ecseki 3-1
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Budapest | Published 21.08.21, 02:43 AM|
India’s Manika Batra and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran tasted success on their return as a mixed doubles pair by winning the title at the WTT Contender here on Friday.
The duo, who had last played together in the 2018 Commonwealth Games, outplayed Hungary’s Dora Madarasz and Nandor Ecseki 3-1 to win the mixed doubles title. They beat the 94th-ranked Hungarian pairing 11-9, 9-11, 12-10, 11-6.
It was a memorable win for Manika and Sathiyan, who have reunited and plan to take their partnership to the Paris Olympics in 2024.