;Iranian women competed in tennis for the first time since 1972, 7 years prior to the revolution.They played a tie with Hong Kong at a neutral site in Australia. Since Iranian law requires all women to be covered from head to toe in public, the players wore their hijab on the courts where the temperature was near 100 degrees fahrenheit. If I wore a sweatsuit on a 100 degree day I'd be sweating befoe I even started playing. They lost bad.
Hong Kong defeated Iran 3-0 in Australia.
R1 Z Yang (HKG) def S TABATABAEI (IRI) 6-0 6-0
R2 L Zhand (HKG) def G Torkaman (IRI) 6-0 6-0
R3 P Sher/ H Wu (HKG) def M Najarian/ S Tabatabaei (IRI) 6-2 7-5
;The media commened the Iranian effort and made them feel how it was an honor and historical day for their country . I say you gotta be in it to win it. They should have put up a better fight. And I love the players name tabataba. If Jamaica had a bobsled team, Iran should have a womens tennis team. For the recored, this wasn't the most lobsided win in womens tennis. In 1999, Israel beat Iceland 6-0 6-0, 6-0 6-0, and 6-0 6-0. That's what you call a can of ass wippin'. In ; tennis terms, Iceland got hexabagled. Israel put 'em on ice. (See pictures below)