Tennis player Zainab Ali Naqvi, a young and talented Pakistani woman, passed away on Monday night in Islamabad. She was taking part in the Islamabad ITF Juniors tournament.
The 17-year-old tennis player’s body was discovered in the Pakistan Sports Complex locker room. She had entered the locker room for a post-game recuperation session, according to sources.
After she had not left the bathroom for hours, the complex staff had to break down the locked door. There haven’t been any reports of mischief as of yet.
Zainab began playing tennis at the age of nine. She was a junior player who primarily competed in the singles division.
She liked playing on hard courtyard courts since they complimented her technique and played to her strengths.
She participated in the ITF Pakistan Junior Tennis Championships in November 2022, playing Thaniya Sarai of India and Zhansaya Bakytzhan of Kazakhstan.
In 2014, Naqvi earned the Karachi ATF 14 and under Super Tennis Series Championships at Karachi Gymkhana. It was her first-ever victory in the girl’s singles division, which she won after a close game against Varsha Das.
The president of the Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF), Aisam Ul Haq Qureshi, former president of the PTF and senator Salim Saifullah Khan, members of the PTF Council, and the Pakistan tennis community at large extend their heartfelt condolences to the family of the deceased.
People who watched her career unfold will be forever affected by her premature demise, which has rocked the world of tennis.