Rushna Mahboob, Saima Shaukat, Riffat Khan and Zoya reached the semi-finals of the Second Safari National Women Squash Championship here at Safari Club, Bahria Town, Rawalpindi on Friday.
Top 16 ranked national players are participating in the three-day championship. In the first match of the day, Rushna Mahboob of ZTBL defeated Habiba Khan of Sindh 3-1. Rushna won the first game 11-5, she won the second game with the same 11-5 margin, but lost the third game 7-11 before winning the fourth game 11-3 to complete the victory. In the second match, Saima Shaukat of Wapda beat compatriot Aliya Sarfraz 3-1. In the third match, Riffat Khan of ZTBL defeated Amna Latif 3-0, winning the match 11-5, 13-11, 11-5 while in the last match of the day, Zoya Khalid of ZTBL beat Noor Fatima of Punjab 3-0, with score 11-2, 11-2 and 11-3.
Zoya Khalid will face Saima Shaukat in the first semifinal at 4pm while in the second semifinal, Rushna Mahboob will play against Riffat Khan at 5pm today (Saturday).