Times of Oman
Oman tennis: Fatma Al Nabhani wins doubles crown in Spain
August 19, 2017 | 10:42 PM
by Sports Reporter
Oman's Fatma Al Nabhani, left, and Arabela Fernandez Rabener of Spain pose with their trophies.
 
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Muscat: This time there was no stopping Omani star Fatma Al Nabhani and her partner Arabela Fernandez Rabener.

The Omani-Spanish duo who had to settle for doubles second place in the first of two $15,000 ITF Pro Circuit Las Palmos de Gran Canaria tournament in Spain went all the way to clinch the crown in the second event.

In a keenly-contested summit clash on Friday, Fatma and Abrabela played like true champions to overcome a first set deficit before defeating Argentina’s Victoria Bosio and Japan’s Kana Daniel in match tie-break.


Oman's Fatma Al Nabhani serves as her Spanish partner Arabela Fernandez Rabener stands at the net during their doubles final against Argentina’s Victoria Bosio and Japan’s Kana Daniel.



After losing the first set, Fatma and Arabela fought bravely in the second and then were in command in the match tie-break before clinching the match and the crown with a final scoreline of 2-6, 7-5 (10-5).

Like in the first tournament, top-seeded Fatma also took part in the singles where her challenge ended in a 6-1, 6-2 semifinal loss to Swedish third seed Fanny Ostlund.

For the record, Fatma and Arabela settled for the doubles second place in the first tournament after losing the final 6-4, 6-3 to Carlota Molina Megias of Spain and Anastasia Yakimova of Belarus.


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