Ushna Suhail clinched the Spanish Monty Tennis Tournament title for the first in her international tennis career after thrashing her Spanish opponent Ester Valles 6-1, 6-1 at BTA courts, Barcelona in the finals.
In the first set, both players started off well and made it one-game all. In the third game, Valles was leading 40-15 on her serve, when Ushna started to play aggressively breaking her serve. It was followed by tough fight in every game with few deuces but Ushna kept the lead by powerful baseline strokes admixed with good serves winning the first set 6-1. The second set also started off with both pliers holding their first serves making it one-all. Ushna after long rallies and many deuces from both sides, broke her opponent’s serve and then holding her own. At 3-1 lead, the Pakistani player displayed aggressive strokes and net game which led her winning the match in straight sets 6-1, 6-1.
Ushna had earlier defeated a British player in a three-hour three-set closely contested match in the semi-finals. Ushna is currently training and receiving coaching in Barcelona. This was her first tournament in Europe and it is her first title win in a women’s tournament abroad. At the prize distribution ceremony, the chief guest gave away trophy and prize to Ushna Suhail – the Pakistani player who is not only keeping green flag high across the boarder but also earning good name and fame for the country across the world.
Talking to this scribe, Ushna said: “I am feeling very happy after winning internationl title for the first time. All credit goes to my parents who have been working really hard for me and my career and also my Spanish coach who made me able to win this title. I am really thankful to all who supported and encouraged me well.”
Expressing their views, Ushna’s mother Prof Sabrina and father Khawaja Suhail said they were very delighted over the well-deserving victory of their daughter who had been striving hard to give such title winning performance since long. “This triumph has not only provided some moments to cheer to us but also the entire Pakistani nation and make them proud. We hope this victory will give courage to our daughter and she will continue winning titles as well as good name for the country across the world,” they concluded