KARACHI The 13th edition of Anti-Tobacco Day Tennis Championship began under the auspices of the Pakistan Women Tennis Association here Sunday at cemented courts of Karachi Club. The eight-day event has attracted a large number of players and almost all the top players based in the city will be playing in various events of the championships. As many as 150 entries in various events have been received. Seven first round matches in mens singles were held on the opening day. Shariq Vohra, sports Convenor Karachi Club formally inaugurated the championships. The founder president of the PWTA Dr. Saira S Khan stated that the youth of the country were indulging in tobacco consumption and it was the duty of the society to make them conscious of the hazardous of smoking. Competition in mens singles, ladies singles, mens doubles, junior boys under 18 singles, and veteran doubles will be held during the competition. Dr. Khan thanked Karachi Club for its continuous support by providing all the facilities needed to host the event successful. Well known multinational companies, the Medical Aid Foundation and Rahat Kada are co-sponsors of the event. Mr. Altaf Hussain the former Davis Cup player is the referee of the tournament and Ms. Naseem Dawood is tournament Director. Saqib Hussain is the tournament Secretary.