Muscat: Oman’s tennis star Fatma Al Nabhani progressed both in the singles and doubles competition at the $10,000 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria ITF Pro Circuit tournament in Spain on Tuesday.
According to information received here, the top seeded Omani, who at 392 is the highest ranked player in the tournament, had an easy outing in the women’s singles.
In her first round match, Fatma conceded four games on her way to a straight sets 6-1, 6-3 victory over Dutch girl Nikki Luttikhuis.
In the second round, Fatma awaits the winner of the match between Janine Hemmes of the Netherlands and Patrycja Polan of Poland.
In the doubles, Fatma and her Belgian partner Helene Scholsen received a walkover from Natalia Orlova of Russia and Angelique Svinos of Australia.
In the second round, Fatma and Helene will take on Sofia Dmitrieva of Russia and Lisa Ponomar of Germany.
Sofia and Lisa advanced to the second round with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Spanish duo of Carlota Martin Santana and Andrea Sauco Roque.