Manika, produced one of the biggest wins of her career as she beat World No. 26 Chen Szu-Yu (TPE) 4-3 in a terrific encounter. The 24-year-old paddler lost the first 3 games, and then faced match point in game 4 for a straight-set loss. However, she managed to save it, and then, started gaining confidence and momentum.
The former Commonwealth Games gold medallist, Sharath Kamal, showed tremendous grit and resolve as he partnered Manika to a marathon 11-8, 9-11, 6-11, 11-9, 11-7 victory over home hope Adam Szudi and Szandra Pergel.