Mayar Sherif has made Egyptian tennis history by becoming the first Egyptian woman ever to win a game in the main draw in a Grand Slam. On 9 February 2021, 24-year-old Sherif defeated France’s Chloe Paquet (7-5, 7-5) to qualify for the second round of the main draw of the Australian Open.
She will now meet the winner of the game between Russia’s Kaja Juvan and the United Kingdom’s Johanna Konta.
Born in 1996, Sherif is an Egyptian female tennis player. She has career-high WTA rankings of 128 in singles, reached on 30 November 2020, as well as 189 in doubles, set on 9 November 2020. Sherif has won nine singles titles and six doubles titles on the ITF Women’s Circuit.
Sherif spent her final two years of college at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, graduating in 2018 with a bachelor of science in sports medicine. She was part of the university’s women’s tennis team and was an All-American in both 2017 and 2018, and the West Coast Conference Player of the Year in 2018. She made the semifinals of the 2018 NCAA singles tournament and ended her senior season ranked 11th in the nation in singles.