Sarah stuns Ushna to enter tennis tourney final


Karachi: Sarah Mehboob Khan shocked favourite Ushna Suhail in the women’s singles semifinals in 3rd Hassan Tariq Rahim Masters Cup Tennis Tournament on Friday at the hard courts of Lahore Gymkhana Club in Lahore.

Sarah Mehboob comprehensively outplayed Ushna recording a convincing 6-4, 6-1 victory.

In the men’s singles group matches, Shehzad Khan defeated Ahmed Chaudhry by 7-5, 6-1 score to move into the semifinals. While Yasir Khan beat Faizan Khurram by 7-5, 6-1 score.

In the Boy’s Under-18 group matches, Asad Ullah defeated Talha Bin Asif recording a 6-3, 7-6(5) triumph but he was unlucky to qualify for semifinals as he tied with Hamza Bin Asif, as both had won equal number of matches and sets. But However, Hamza had better average on total number of games won in the tournament.

In the other match, Barkatullah defeated Zaid Mujahid in a tough three-set encounter to qualify for the semifinals. Barkatullah won the match by 7-6, 3-6, 6-3 score.

In men’s doubles group matches, Aqeel Khan and Mohammad Abid beat Shehryar Salamat and Ali Asad registering a 6-1, 6-3 victory.

Meanwhile, Faizan Khurram and Ahmed Chaudhry defeated Mudassir Murtaza and Muzamil Murtaza by 6-4, 6-4 score.

In the last match of the day, Yasir Khan and Shehzad Khan overpowered Imran Ali Asghar and Imran Bhatti recording a convincing 6-0, 6-1 victory.