ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s higher-ranked badminton player Mahoor Shehzad has reached the finals of both girls’ singles and doubles in Yonex Sunrise Pakistan International Badminton Series Tournament 2019 taking place in Islamabad.
Pakistan top-ranked shuttler Mahoor beat Neela Najeeb of Maldives for 21-18 and 21-11 to qualify for the final of the tournament.
Mahoor will face Iran’s top seed Soraraya Aghaeihajiagha in the final. The Iranian player defeated Pakistan’s Palwasha Bashir in the second semi-final with scores of 21-14 and 21-15.
Mahoor will also be in action in women’s double’s final, partnering with Bushra Qayum. The pair had defeated Maisa Fathuhulla Ismail & Neela Najeeb of Maldives 21-17, 11-21 and 21-18.
The Mahoor-Bushra duo will face Maldivian siblings Aminath and Fathimath Nabeeha Abdul Razzaq in the final. The Razzaq sisters have previously defeated Pakistan’s Sehra Akram & Huma Javed.
On the other hand, Awais Zahid, from the men’s singles, lost to Saran Jamsri of Thailand 21-17, 18-21, 21-14 in the semi-final, who will face Georges Julien Paul of Mauritius in the final of the tournament.