As the only female UNSQUASHABLE World Tour Ambassador at the Edinburgh Open, Faiza Zafar started her campaign a day earlier than her male counterparts.

Currently ranked 122 in the world, she was up against world number 86, Kace Bartley of England. Despite her best efforts, she lost in straight sets to the Englishwoman, 11-4,11-6,11-6.

The men’s tournament will begin tomorrow, with Fergus Richards, Miles Jenkins and Rory Stewart in the first round of the event. Joel Makin has a first-round bye, and will have his first match on the 31st of January.

Faiza Zafar uses the UNSQUASHABLE JAHANGIR KHAN 555 racket which is available exclusively from

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