Oman tennis: Fatma Al Nabhani settles for doubles second place in Spain
August 12, 2017 | 10:01 PM
by Sports Reporter
Fatma Al Nabhani

Muscat: Oman’s Fatma Al Nabhani and her Spanish partner Arabela Fernandez Rabener finished runners-up in the doubles competition of the $15,000 ITF Pro Circuit Las Palmos de Gran Canaria tournament in Spain on Friday night.

Third seeds Fatma, playing her second match of the day, and Arabela gave a good account of themselves in the summit clash against Carlota Molina Megias of Spain and Anastasia Yakimova of Belarus but failed to stop their opponents from winning the match 6-4, 6-3.

Earlier in the day, Fatma’s singles challenge ended in the semifinals when the Omani top seed was handed a straight sets defeat by Italian third seed Gaia Sanesi.

After a lacklusture first set, the Omani star tried to fight back in the second set but the Italian kept her cool to win the match with a 6-1, 6-4 scoreline.

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