Saudi Games: Yara Al-Haqbani wins tennis gold medal

Saudi Games Yara Al-Haqbani wins tennis gold medal

Riyadh, The Gulf Observer: Yara Al-Haqbani, the Saudi female tennis star, has won the gold medal in the women’s tennis competitions, which were held in Riyadh as part of the Saudi Games 2022.

Al-Haqbani, who plays for Al-Ittihad club, beat Lara Bukhari in the final 2-0. Al-Haqbani didn’t lose any round during her participation at the Saudi Games 2022.

Princess Dilayel Bint Nahar Bin Saud, Saudi Games’ Deputy Director General, crowned the medal winners.

Al-Haqbani won the first place and a prize of one million riyals, while Lara, who came in second, won the silver medal and a prize of SR400,000, while Sarah Al-Obaidan, won the bronze medal and SR100,000 after ranking third.

Al-Haqbani, aged 18, is the first Saudi female tennis player to represent Saudi Arabia at the professional level. She has been registered at Al-Ittihad Club since 2018.