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A Star is Born: Zainab Ali Wins Girls Singles Title at Under-14 Tennis Championship

Way to go girl!

Zainab Ali Naqvi

Emerging tennis prodigy Zainab Ali Naqvi bagged the Girls singles title at ‘Commissioner Karachi ATF 14 & under Super Tennis Series‘ in one swoop. All that glory for a child.

Zainab Ali Naqvi
‘Commissioner Karachi ATF-14  & under Super Tennis Series’, Girls Singles title winner, Zainab Ali (left)

Zainab Ali Naqvi

The Pakistani tennis star surpassed her fellow Pakistani sportswoman Varisha Khan in a close hard-hitting contest by 2-0, seizing the Girls singles title at ‘Commissioner Karachi ATF 14 & under Super Tennis Series‘.

The ‘Commissioner Karachi ATF 14 & under Super Tennis Series‘ is being held at Karachi Gymkhana.

Zainab Ali Naqvi
Zainab Ali vs Varisha Khan at ”Commissioner Karachi ATF 14 & under Super Tennis Series’

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Another talented young sportswoman Varisha Khan gave Zainab Ali a run for her money in a competitive contest by 2-0 with the final scoreline of 7-5, 6-4. In the end, Zainab Ali claimed the Girls Singles title.

Now the Girls double’s final lined up is between Pakistani pair of Varisha Khan and Natalia Zaman; and Varisha Khan and Zainab Ali Naqvi. It will be interesting to see who wins this one.

‘Commissioner Karachi ATF 14 & under Super Tennis Series’ Singles Titles

On the boys side, Ashar Mir, Zain Ehtisham and Taha Aman of Pakistan and a Pakistani-American wildcard entrant Nadir Mirza made their way into the semi-finals of boys’ under-14 singles event.

The wildcard boys nailed it with their performance. In the quarter-finals, Ashar defeated Ahmed Nael 6-4, 6-1, Zain thrashed wildcard Rayan Ahmed 6-0, 6-0, while Taha hammered Yousuf Haleem 6-2, 6-0.


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Meanwhile, wildcard Nadir Mirza smashed Kashan Tariq 6-1, 6-0. What’s left to see now is how well these wildcards compete against each other.

Ashar will now face Zain and Nadir will be up against Taha in the semifinal of Boys singles Under-14 category.

Commissioner Karachi ATF 14 & under Super Tennis Series
Double’s title line-up for ‘Commissioner Karachi ATF 14 & under Super Tennis Series’

The Boys double’s quarterfinal will be seen today (November 13th) between the pairs of Ibrahim Sajjad and Syed Raahim Bin Veqar; and Muhammad Yousuf Haleem and Ibrahim Noman Yousuf, another Pakistani-American.

 

Written by Ummara Sheraz

Entertainment & culture writer at ProPakistani/Lens. Occasionally dabbles in other news.

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