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The Egyptian tennis player Mayar Sherif, nicknamed “Egypt’s Golden Girl”, has achieved an unprecedented historical achievement after she became the first Egyptian to qualify for the main role of the Roland Garros tournament, one of the Grand Slam tennis tournaments, to reserve a place for herself now among the adults, and compete in the midst of Asma Fala Hearing and Sight like American Serena Williams, Roman Simona Halep, and even her next Czech rival Karolina Plskova.
Al-Masry Al-Youm monitors 24 information about the “golden girl of Egypt,” according to the official websites of the International Tennis Federation, the Association of Women Tennis Association, the British newspaper, The Guardian, and the American Pepperdine University website.
1. Her full name is Mayar Sherif Ahmed Abdel Aziz
2. She was born in Cairo on May 5, 1996
3. She graduated from Lycee El Horreya School in Bab El Louk in 2014
4. She has 3 sisters, Rana, Dalia and Rawan
5. Her sister Rana joined the University of Fresno, California, USA, before moving to Pepperdine University, and graduated in 2018 with a degree in Sports Medicine.
6. Her older sister Rana also practices tennis, as they played together as a team in college tournaments in the United States.
7. Mayar Sharif started playing tennis at the age of five
8. Mayar Sharif’s talent shone during the youth stages and she succeeded in entering the list of the 50 best players in the world at the age of 16.
9. After completing high school and graduating from school, Mayar moved away from participating in junior competitions, because she was unable to bear the cost of travel, and did not complete her career at the Spanish Academy of Alicante for financial reasons as well, before traveling to the United States to complete her university studies.
10. During her university career, Mayar Sharif starred strongly in university tournaments, and won many awards and individual tournaments, and was chosen Player of the Year in more than one level, most notably in the West Coast Conference in 2018, and she also achieved an achievement in the history of her university after becoming only the fourth player in the history of Bardeen It reaches the semi-finals of the National Collegiate Athletic League, and is ranked as the third best tennis player in the history of Pepperdine after she finished her last year at the university with 19 wins to just one defeat.
11. After her graduation from the university, Mayar Sharif returned to pursue her dream of playing tennis at a professional level, to explode in her first year as a professional player and to climb at the speed of a rocket after she started her career while she was not classified at the beginning of the 2019 season, to win 6 titles in the women’s tennis tournament with 71 wins against 17 defeats, including an impressive streak of winning streak that reached 26 games in 46 games between April and July, to climb to 212th in the world.
12. In August 2019, Mayar Sharif qualified for the Olympic Games in Tokyo, after winning the gold medal at the African Games in Morocco.
13. Mayar Sharif’s success led her to her first participation in the Grand Slam tournament when she participated in the Australian Open in January, but she invited her in the first round by defeating the Chinese, An Li.
14. In August 2020, the Egyptian was able to qualify for the main role in the Prague Open Championship, becoming only the second Egyptian in history to participate at this level since Marwa Alwani in 1999, while the competition was invited by German Laura Siegmund.
15. The return of the Egyptian star to the Grand Slam tournaments came strong with her participation in the preliminary stages of the French Open (Roland Garros), as she performed the strongest among all the qualifiers, and lost the lowest number of runs among all the participants by only 14 games, beating all of Colombian Maria Camilla Osorio Serrano, crowned in the women’s singles tennis championship at the US Open last year, followed by American Katie McNally, crowned US Open junior champion and runner-up at the 2018 French Open, to conclude the preliminary stages by eliminating veteran Italian Julia Gatto Monteconi.
16. By qualifying for the main role of Roland Garros, Mayar Sharif became the first Egyptian in history to achieve this milestone.
17. Mayar Sharif awaits a strong game against the currently ranked fourth-ranked Czech Karolina Plskova, who previously topped the world ranking in July 2017.
18. Mayar Sharif is currently ranked 172 globally, down two places from last month.
19. Mayar Sharif has 16 wins and 9 defeats in 2020, with a win rate of 64%. The highest percentage of victory for the Egyptian star on clay courts was 12 wins compared to 3 defeats, which shows her prowess on this type of stadium, in contrast, her victory rate on hard courts during the year was only 40%, with 4 wins and 6 defeats.
20. Mayar Sharif is considered her role model, former Belgian tennis legend Kim Clijsters, the former world number 1.
21. Her favorite series is the Turkish series “Blind Love.”
22. Her favorite is the British singer Adele.
23. Her favorite sport after tennis is basketball.
24. Mayar Sharif has been called the “golden girl of Egypt.”
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