Saudi Arabia sends first feminine workforce to world tennis occasion. Tennis
4 Saudi gamers are collaborating within the juniors class of Billie Jean King Cup qualifiers in Sri Lanka this week.
Girls’s sport in Saudi Arabia has achieved a milestone after the nation despatched its first feminine workforce to an Worldwide Tennis Federation (ITF) occasion.
A four-member Saudi workforce is taking part within the Asia/Oceania pre-qualifying occasion of the Billie Jean King Cup Juniors in Colombo, Sri Lanka, this week.
“That is an incredible expertise, and it’s so empowering,” Saudi Arabia captain Areej Farah mentioned.
“Participating on this occasion is an enormous step for girls’s tennis in Saudi, and we’re all very proud to characterize our nation and do our greatest,” she mentioned. “Watching doorways open for our younger Saudi feminine athletes is simply past thrilling.”
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— ITF (@ITFTennis) February 22, 2023
Latest reforms have began to open up extra alternatives for Saudi girls, together with in sports activities. Saudi Arabia’s girls’s soccer workforce performed their first match in February 2022.
The ITF mentioned it has been working with the Saudi Arabian Tennis Federation on the event of junior initiatives over the previous few years.
“The Saudi Arabian Tennis Federation’s method of creating junior tennis has helped them kind a women workforce, which is taking part at an ITF workforce occasion for the primary time,” mentioned the ITF’s growth officer for Western and Central Asia, Amir Borghei. “It is fantastic to see.”