Borislava Peric-Rankovic, left, and Nada Matic, right, won once again today ©ITTF

The Serbian team of Borislava Peric-Rankovic and Nada Matic made an emphatic start to the women's class four and five competition on day two of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Para Team World Championships in Bratislava.

Peric-Rankovic, the individual class four Paralympic champion, and Matic were part of the squad which won the team silver medal at Rio 2016.

They were joined by Kristina Arancic at the Slovnaft Arena for the competition this week in Slovakia's capital.

Coached by Zlatko Kessler, Peric-Rankovic and Matic combined to defeat Slovakia's home pair Alena Kanova and Katarina Dobrovodska.

The Serbians took the doubles rubber 11-5, 11-2, 11-8 before Arancic defeated Dobrovodska 11-3, 11-7, 11-1 in the first singles match to seal the victory.

"We didn't have any matches scheduled yesterday, we took the time to practice and warm up against our Serbian men's team," said Kessler.

"So it helped a lot in our preparation for our matches today.

"It is a pity the Chinese team is not here, I would say our main opponent would be the team from Great Britain."

The British team continued their strong start as the pairing of Sue Gilroy and Megan Shackleton won again. 

Victorious against Slovakia yesterday, they maintained their good form to beat Chinese Taipei's Lu Pi-Chun and Lee Ya-Chu.

The Italian pairing of Michaela Brunelli, pictured, and Giada Rossi maintained their unbeaten record today ©ITTF
The Italian pairing of Michaela Brunelli, pictured, and Giada Rossi maintained their unbeaten record today ©ITTF

The British pairing won the doubles match 14-12, 11-9, 11-6 before Gilroy overcame Lu 11-8, 11-8, 7-11, 11-4 to seal the victory.

Britain and Serbia are due to meet tomorrow.

In the women's class three competition, Italy and Croatia also recorded victories.

The Italian pairing of Michaela Brunelli and Giada Rossi defeated the Serbian partnership of Sonjia Mijatovic and Ana Prvulovic.

They won the doubles 11-9, 11-0, 11-8 before Brunelli overcame Mijatovic in the opening singles rubber.

Mijatovic was on the brink of success, though, after winning the second and third games before Brunelli recovered to win 11-9, 8-11, 8-11, 13-11, 11-7.

The Croatian duo of Helena Dretar and Andela Muzinic were also comfortable winners today.

They recorded a 2-0 win over Thailand's Dararat Asayut and Pattaravadee Wararitdamrongkul.