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Manika Batra vs Grzybowska Katarzyna Live Scores and Match Updates Rio Olympics 2016 Table Tennis

Final Set Score: Manika 2-4 Grzybowska (12-10, 6-11,12-14, 11-8, 4-11, 12-14)
Updated: 06 August 2016 21:42 IST - Published: 06 August 2016 20:26 IST
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Find out when you can catch Sharath Kamal and Soumyajit Ghosh in action

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The men's paddlers though have lower ranked opponents and both Soumyajit Ghosh and Sharath Kamal will be hopeful of progressing to the next round! Join us to follow Ghosh's match LIVE at 12:00 AM

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With this match, the Indian challenge in the women's TT event of Rio 2016 comes to an end! Mouma went down tamely (4-0) to Daniela, but Manika showed glimpses of why she is so highly rated as she put up a good show and went down fighting (4-2) against Grzybowska

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A spirited performance by the 21-year-old goes in vain as her experienced opponent kept her calm in the crucial moments to edge out India's top paddler. Really unlucky for Manika, but if today's performance is anything to go by, the future of women's table tennis is bright in India!

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Grzybowska takes the game 14-12 and wins the match 4-2


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Another match point saved! A billion prayers will be going up for Manika now! 12-12

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Manika saves a match point! It is 11-11

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Deuce! 10-10! Manika is hanging in by the thread

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9-9 in the sixth! What a tense match we have here!

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Manika 3 points up!

Manika is down 3 games to 2, but she is making a fist of it and is now up 8-5!

Manika 8-5 Grzybowska

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Close game! Who will hold their nerve?

Manika is narrowly in the lead, but as we saw in the third game, Grzybowska is more than capable of mounting a comeback

Manika 6-4 Grzybowska

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Sixth game begins!

Manika takes an early lead! She is up 2-0, but as we know in the game of table tennis, you can never relax till the last point is over.

Manika 2-0 Grzybowska

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Grzybowska takes a 3-2 lead

The higher ranked Polish opponent shows all her class and experience to wrap up the fifth game 11-4! Can Manika come back to win 4-3?

Manika 4-11 Grzybowska

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Grzybowska in command!

The polish paddler takes a commanding lead thanks to some strong attacking play and a couple of unforced errors from Manika. Things are looking uphill for the Delhi paddler in this game.

Manika 3-8 Grzybowska

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Fifth game begins! Grzybowska takes the early lead

The match is all tied up at 2-2 and this game will be absolutely crucial! Grzybowska comes out of the block early and has taken a 4-2 lead, can Manika mount a comeback.

Manika 2-4 Grzybowska

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The 21 year old is so close to creating history! She has displayed remarkable composure and mental strength to make it 2-2 against her much higher ranked opponent. Can she manage to pull off the biggest win of her career

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Manika takes the 4th game! Brilliant play from the lanky Delhi paddler!


The Delhi paddler shows remarkable mental strength to get out her best game in the crucial moment and she claims the 4th set after some brilliant counter attacking play.

Manika 11-8 Grzybowska

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Game tied at 7-7!

It is a game of narrow margins and once again it is all square in the fourth game! Manika will be hoping to use her backhand rubber to good effect now and cause some problems to her higher ranked opponent

Manika 7-7 Grzybowska

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Fourth game begins! Manika in the lead once again

Manika has started off well again and she has taken a 2 point lead in the beginning. She will be hoping to keep her composure this time around and level the match up.

Manika 4-2 Grzybowska

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Manika always looked in control of the third game, but Grzybowska came back in brilliant style to take a 2-1 lead. It will be a huge test of Manika's composure now

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Grzybowska takes the third set 14-12!

What a comeback there from the Pole! Absolutely unbelievable! She was down 7-1 in the game, but she still dug deep to take the all-important third set.

Manika 12-14 Grzybowska

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12-12! Grzybowska saves two game points! 

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10-10 in the third game!

Who will hold their nerve?

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The game is heading for an exciting finish!

Manika is still in the lead, but only just! She is up 9-8. Can she hold her nerve and take this all important third set?

Manika 9-8 Grzybowska

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Can Manika hang on?

Grzybowska is making a spirited fight back and has now reduced the lead to just two points! This game is absolutely vital as the score is tied at 1-1

Manika 8-6 Grzybowska

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Manika in control!

Manika is not letting her foot off the gas and is now up 7-1. She should be able to wrap up the third set now.

Manika 7-1 Grzybowska

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Third game begins! Manika Batra off to a rollicking start!

The lanky Delhi paddler seems to have learned from her mistakes in the second game and has got off to a flier in the third. She has taken the first 5 points of the game.

Manika 5-0 Grzybowska

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Grzybowska takes the second set!

The Polish girl took a huge lead in the beginning of the second set and although Manika fought back, Grzybowska wrapped up the second set 11-6

Manika 6-11 Grzybowska

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Is the comeback on?

Manika takes 4 straight points to cause some doubts in the mind of Grzybowska.

Manika 6-10 Grzybowska

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Grzybowska in command!

The Polish paddler is in all out attack mode and takes a commanding 10-2 lead! Looks like the set score will be tied up at 1-1

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Grzybowska takes a commanding lead!

The Polish paddler has come out all guns blazing and she seems to have adjusted to Batra's unusual rubber and is now dominating proceedings!

Manika 2-7 Grzybowska

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Second game begins!

Can Manika build on her first game lead, or will the higher ranked Polish paddler make a comeback? 

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Manika Batra takes the first set!

Brilliant by the Indian paddler, Batra holds her nerve to take the first set! Can she create history and become the first women paddler to win a singles match at the Olympics?

Manika 12-10 Grzybowska

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The game is tied at 10-10! Deuce!

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Close game it is 9-9!

Manika comes back brilliantly to tie the score at 9-9! Can she hold her nerve and claim the first game?

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Crucial lead for Grzybowska

Manika is fighting hard here, but the Polish paddler has taken a crucial 8-6 lead.

Manika 6-8 Grzybowska

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The first game begins!

Manika Batra starts off promisingly and the game is all tied at 2-2. Who will wrest the iniative?

Manika 2-2 Grzybowska

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Manika Batra has a challenging first round match where she faces off against Grzybowska Katarzyna of Poland who is seeded 36 in the event. However, big things are expected from the lanky Delhi paddler and she will be quietly confident of creating an upset

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Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the first round of the women's singles event in Rio 2016. For the first time ever, India have sent in four paddlers to this marquee event . Although Mouma Das suffered a loss in the first round, Manika Batra is one of the most talented players in the circuit and she will be hoping to create history by becoming the first women paddler from India to win a singles match