8:11 am
27 May 2018

Mehboob Into Pakistan Quarters

15 Nov 2007

Unseeded Rushna Mehboob beat fellow Pakistani Saima Shoukat, the No6 seed, in the only upset on the opening day of action in the Women's Warid Pakistan Open in Islamabad.

Mehboob won 9-2, 7-9, 9-3, 9-2 in 33 minutes and will now face England's third seed Kirsty McPhee in the quarter-finals - all four of which will feature local interest.

1st round:
[1] Christina Mak (HKG) bt Maliha Shahid (PAK) 9-1, 9-1, 9-1 (15m)
[7] Muqaddas Ashraf (PAK) bt Riffat Khan (PAK) 9-0, 9-4, 9-0 (17m)
[4] Deon Saffery (ENG) bt Zoya Khalid (PAK) 9-3, 4-9, 9-4, 9-4 (44m)
[8] Aliya Sarfraz (PAK) bt Gul Zaman (PAK) 9-4, 9-3, 9-3 (15m)
Rushna Mehboob (PAK) bt [6] Saima Shoukat (PAK) 9-2, 7-9, 9-3, 9-2 (33m)
[3] Kirsty McPhee (ENG) bt Habiba Khan (PAK) 9-1, 9-1, 9-0 (15m)
[5] Maria Toor Pakay (PAK) bt Elham Ramezani (IRI) 9-0, 9-0, 9-2 (17m)
[2] Donna Urquhart (AUS) bt Sima Padbod (IRI) 9-1, 9-1, 9-0 (12m)