Sam Walker & Tin-Tin Ho were knocked out of the Mixed Doubles at the WTT Contender Doha in a tight match against the second seeds.

Up against India’s Sathiyan Gnanasekaran & Manika Batra, the English pair led 1-0 and 2-1 but saw their opponents fight back to win in a deciding fifth game and go through to the quarter-finals.

Ho and her long-time Women’s Doubles partner Karoline Mischek of Austria went out at the first hurdle, beaten in three by the third seeds from South Korea in the last 16.


Women’s Doubles
Round of 16

Shin Yubin & Jeon Jihee (KOR) bt Tin-Tin Ho & Karoline Mischek (AUT) 3-0 (11-4, 11-2, 11-9)

Mixed Doubles
Round of 16

Sathiyan Gnanasekaran & Manika Batra (IND) bt Sam Walker & Tin-Tin Ho 3-2 (6-11, 11-8, 8-11, 11-7, 11-8)