Mayar Sherif

Olympic Tennis Player named as "Egypt's Golden Girl"

5th May 1996

Mayar is an Egyptian tennis player who has career-high WTA rankings of world No. 61 in singles achieved on 8 November 2021.

She 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 tennis team.

She made history as the first Egyptian female player to make it into the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament, at the 2020 French Open. She made history again for Egyptian tennis at the 2021 Australian Open, becoming the first woman from her nation to win a Grand Slam main-draw match and also became the first Egyptian woman to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and reach a WTA final in Cluj-Napoca.

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