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Samir storms into Pakistan Open semis

Samir storms into Pakistan Open semis

LAHORE – Tennis fans of Islamabad witnessed exciting tennis as upcoming tennis sensation Samir Iftikhar overpowered former Davis cupper Shezad Khan 6-4, 6-3 to reach men’s singles semi-final of the Caltex Pakistan Open Tennis Championship, being held at PTF Tennis Complex, Islamabad.
Samir also ousted Mohammed Abid 7-5, 6-0 to reach the boy’s singles final of the same event.
The talented Pak-British citizen did not give any chance to the experienced Shezad Khan to settle

Nepal crush Pakistan to enter SAFF semis

LAHORE – Nepal pushed Pakistan girls aside in the last league match of the SAFF Women’s Championship to qualify for the semi-final. Nepal qualified along with Pakistan, Bangladesh and India.
Pakistan will face India in the semi-final on December 20 while Bangladesh will take on Nepal on December 21. The final is scheduled for December 23. In Nepal’s 12-0 victory over Pakistan, front runner Anu Lama landed the opener in the 15th minute.
Mira Maharjan doubled the lead in the

Pakistan in women’s football semis

LAHORE: Pakistan, led by Sana Mehmood, snatched semi-final spot when they put up a fine display to overwhelm Afghanistan 3-0 in their second Group B match of the first SAFF Women Football Championship at Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh on Thursday.
Pakistan will now face either India or Bangladesh in the semi finals.
The Afghan side, captained by Khalida Popal, failed to put up much resistance conceding three goals, one of them scored by Women Wing chairperson Robina Irfan’s

Samir, Faizan in Punjab Tennis semis

LAHORE: Pakistan junior tennis players Samir Iftikhar and Faizan Khurram upstaged the second seed pair and qualified for the Servis Punjab Open Tennis Championship here at the Bagh-e-Jinnah courts on Sunday. Local tennis fans enjoyed the spectacular doubles match as cousins and Junior Davis Cuppers Samir and Faizan upset Heera Ashiq and Waqas Malik 6-4, 7-5 to reach the semi-finals.
The pair, who are also cousins of Pakistan tennis star Aisamul Haq and grandsons of late Indo-Pak

Ushna through to doubles semis

LAHORE: Pakistan’s national Under18 ladies champion Ushna Suhail has reached the doubles semi-final of the East Africa ITF International tennis tournament being played in Rawanda. Ushna is the only Pakistani girl playing in the ITF Junior tournament. She reached the doubles semi-final partnering with Nikita Dawada of Kenya.
In the doubles quarterfinal, the pair defeated Ama Opariison of Nigeria and Lara Syori of Burundi in straight sets, 6-2 and 6-0.
In the first set the

Pakistan, BD march into semis

GUANGZHOU: Pakistan reached the Asian Games women’s cricket semi-finals on Monday with a nine-wicket rout of China which left the hosts needing to win their last group game to stay alive.
China, who had opened their campaign with a 55-run win over Malaysia, were restricted to just 60-4 when they batted first on Monday with Pakistan cruising to victory in the 13th over. Huang Zhou and Zhang Mei, with 14 runs each, were China’s top scorers against a tight, well-disciplined Pakistan

Federer fights into Stockholm semis

Crowd-pleaser Roger Federer staged an heroic recovery from a set and a break down against fellow Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka to reach the semi-finals of the Stockholm Open 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 as home favourite Robin Soderling crashed out.
Hopes of a potential elite final between the tournament’s top two evaporated as Soderling went down to defeat against German outsider Florian Mayer 7-6 (10/8), 6-1. Federer’s patchy game in the first set was unrecognisable from the

Monfils routs Rodick to reach semis

World number one Rafael Nadal cruised through to the semi-finals of the Japan Open Friday, joining Frenchman Gael Monfils, who saved a match point before overcoming American Andy Roddick.
The Spanish top seed, who completed a career Gland Slam by winning his first US Open crown last month, made quick work of his Russian opponent Dmitry Tursunov, reeling off the last six games in a row for a 6-4, 6-1 victory.
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, who shocked Nadal in the Thailand Open