Iranian tennis player Meshkatolzahra Safi departed for Australia to attend the Australian Open Junior Championships – her maiden Grand Slam experience.
The 17-year-old is ranked No. 87 in the girls’ rankings following a highly productive 2021 during which she claimed 10 junior titles across both singles and doubles.
Safi is the first player from Iran to be ranked within the top 100 of the junior world rankings and, while her appetite and desire means her ambition stretches way beyond such a statistic, it is certainly a milestone worth marking.
Safi began her tennis journey within the ITF Junior Tennis Initiative (JTI) in Karaj, an industrial city close to Tehran and the capital of the Alborz Province.
The Australian Open Junior Championships will take place from January 19, 2022.