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Tuesday, 9 February 2021

Tennis player Mayar Sherif becomes first Egyptian woman to win Grand Slam main draw match

Mayar Sherif makes Egyptian tennis history for the second time this year: Egyptian tennis player Mayar Sherif has become the first Egyptian woman to win a main draw match at a Grand Slam after beating France’s Chloé Paquet in her first match at the Australian Open (AusOpen) in Melbourne this morning, AusOpen announced on Twitter.

In January, 24-year-old Sherif also made history when she became the first Egyptian to qualify for the AusOpen. Sherif ranks 131 in women’s singles and will go on to face either Slovenia’s Kaja Juvan (ranked 104) or the UK’s Johanna Konta (ranked 15) in the second round, reports Egyptian Streets. You can check out the full schedule here.

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