Meet NUSTian Sara Mansoor, top-seeded tennis player of Pakistan and student of MS Mass Communication at School of Social Sciences & Humanities (S3H).
A right-handed base line player of Tennis, Sara started off her career as a junior player in a tennis camp at GHQ Tennis Club, which led her to Under-14 events where she got breakthrough and started off as a professional player.
Her tennis journey covers successful wins in national as well as international events, such as Islamic Games 2005. She holds accolades in All-Pakistan University Games and abroad in Thailand. She represented Pakistan in the Federation Cup (Fed Cup) held in Thailand (2011), China (2012), Kazakhstan (2013 and 2014), India (2015) and 17th Asian Games in South Korea (2014).
Sara’s biggest achievement is a bronze medal in the ladies single event in South Asian Games (SAF) held in India. In the first match she beat the Bangladeshi player by 2-0 (6-0 and 6-0), and in the second match, she defeated the Nepali player by 2-0 (6-1 and 6-0). Sara is also the first female player in the entire history of the National Team to get a bronze medal in a ladies single event.
Sara carries her family name in sports as her Grandfather Maj (R) Abdul Rashid was a legendary boxer, judge and coach for Pak Army and the National Team. Her constant struggle, hard work and family support has led her career to new heights. We wish her all the best with her future!