Manika played an extraordinary game in women’s singles.
And won the match in four straight games 11-7, 11-6, 12-10, 11-9 in exactly 30 minutes.
Moreover, Tin-Tin Ho is the first British singles player to qualify for the Olympics in 25 years.
It was clearly visible that she was under alot of pressure.
At the beginning Batra played her moves very well and won the first game effortlessly scoring 11-7.
By game two Manika got her momentum and took down Tin Tin Ho with 11-6 scoreline.
From game 3, Tin Tin Ho played much harder and gained points, yet could not win the set.
Despite trailing the fourth game initially, Manika Batra finally surged ahead when the score was 9-8 and concluded the affair winning it 11-9.
Moreover, no one was sitting in the coach’s corner from India and that attracted a lot of attention on social media.
Manika’s coach Sanmay Paranjape is staying in hotel and is only allowed for training sessions.
As her request for field-of-play access to her coach was denied by the organisers.
Manika Batra’s round two in table tennis is with Ukraine’s Margaryta Pesotska at 11:15 am IST.
Moreover, Pesotska is a former European Championships silver medallist.
Round two is surely going to be very interesting.