The young Egyptian, Mayar Sharif, embarrassed her Czech rival Karolina Pliskova, during their confrontation today, Tuesday, in the first round of the French Roland Garros Championship.
The Egyptian, the world number 172, showed great resistance against the Czech, ranked fourth in the world and second in the tournament, in her first participation in the main table of one of the four Grand Slam tournaments.
Mayar, 24, succeeded in winning the first group with a score of 7-6, but Pliskova, thanks to the experience and experience workers, was able to return in the second set, adjusting the score 6-7, 6-2, before deciding the third set, the decider, by 6-4 .
Mayar Sharif is the first Egyptian player (man or woman) to reach the main role of the prestigious Roland Garros tennis tournament, one of the Grand Slam championships.
Pliskova will play in the next round with Latvian Yelena Ostapenko, who qualified at the expense of American Madison Pringle, by beating her 6-2, 6-1.