Batool cruises into tennis final

KARACHI: Erij Batool Zaidi recovered from a set down to beat Absara Sheraz in the semi-finals of ladies singles event in 15th Westbury Open Ranking Tennis Championship 2017 here on Wednesday at Creek Club.

Batool lost the first set to Absara by 1-6 but managed to level arrears in the next set winning it by 6-5.

After a tough battle in the third and decisive set, Batool came out of the court triumphant, winning by 11-9.

In men’s singles quarter-finals, Ibrahim Iltifat overpowered Parbat Kumar by 6-4, 6-2.  Raza Sawani thrashed Vinot Das by 6-2, 6-2.  Nouman Aftab elbowed Nadir Bachani out of the title race, recording a 6-1, 6-1 victory.

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