The 18th National Ladies Tennis Championship kicked off here at the Pakistan Tennis Complex on Wednesday.
In the ladies singles first round, a total of four matches were decided. Azeena Aleem had to fight hard against Alia Khalid to win the match. Sehar Aleem and Zahra Umar also played well to defeat their opponents to reach next round. Maryam Mirza defeated Sara Rehman to qualify for the second round.
In Girls U-14 category, Aqsa Khalid, Farah Shah Khan and Amna Ali won their respective round matches against their opponents.
In Ladies Singles (First round), Sehar Aleem beat Mahnoor Sohail 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, Zahra Umar Khan beat Shahida Farooq 6-0, 6-0, Azeena Aleem beat Alia Khalid 6-3, 7-6(6) and Maryam Mirza beat Sara Rehman 6-1, 6-3. In the Girls U-18 (First Round), Mahrukh Farooqui beat Momina Hafeez 6-1, 6-1 while in the second round Shiza Sajid beat Sehar Aleem 6-2, 7-6(5) and Azeena Aleem beat Shireen Warraich 6-2, 6-3.—APP