Haniya wins bronze in Eddie Herr International Tennis Championship
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Pakistan’s 12-year-old tennis prodigy – Haniya Minhas has won bronze in the international tennis tournament, held in the US.
Haniya’s training and sports activities have been supported by the ‘Bilquis& Abdul Razak Dawood' (BARD) Foundation since she was only 9 years of age.
Haniya progressed through this prestigious tournament, by winning the 1st round. Her outstanding performance in the Quarter-Final match was 6-0, 6-4. Then she put up with an impressive competition against her opponent and ended up winning bronze at Eddie Herr International Junior Championship. Over 2000 players participated in Eddie Herr Junior Championship where Haniya Minhas secured a remarkable place for Pakistan among 90 countries.
Haniya joined IMG for training on 22 August 2022 which was followed by a continuous series of remarkable successes at the Little Mo International Championship in New York, USA, the USTA National under 14 Tennis Championship in Florida, the L5 Under 16 National Tennis Championship in the United States, Under 14 National Tennis Championships in Coral Springs, Florida and USTA Under 16 Girls National Championship Final in Florida, USA.
Expressing her delight at being the best player in the prestigious tournament in the USA, Haniya stated that: “My current tour of the USA has been an exhilarating experience, as I have been able to train more professionally and out-perform all my worthy competitors, in my first tournament. My special gratitude goes to my country Pakistan that I represent from the whole of my heart and the BARD Foundation as they have supported my sporting endeavours for so many years.”
Mehreen Dawood – Pakistan’s leading philanthropist and founder of the BARD Foundation, paid a tribute to Haniya’s success, saying that: “Haniya is another international athlete emerging from Pakistan. I congratulate her for making such great achievements at a very young age. BARD Foundation remains committed to nurturing Pakistani talents by enabling youngsters who demonstrate an exceptional passion to excel and create a soft image of Pakistan, globally. We hope that one day, this emerging star will make her way through her passionate goals and dreams.”