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Mayar Sherif Qualifies for 2nd Round of Australian Open


Tue 09 Feb 2021 | 03:01 PM
Mohamed Helba

Egypt's Mayar Sherif continued to write history after becoming the first Egyptian woman ever to pull off a victory in main draw in a Grand Slam as she beat France’s Chloe Paquet in the first round of the Australian Open on Tuesday.

The 24-year old player handily crushed Paquet (7-2, 7-2) to reach the second round of the main draw of the Australian Open.

After her win, she set up a clash against the winner of the game between Russia’s Kaja Juvan and the United Kingdom’s Johanna Konta.

Mayar's victory at the Australian Open today made her the first Egyptian woman ever to win a main draw game in a Grand Slam in 44 years and the first Egyptian to win in the main draw Australian Open in 50 years.

The Egyptian star now ranks 128th in the world among women players; it is considered as the best ranking ever to be achieved by an Egyptian woman.

Her appearance in the main draw of Australian Open is her second cap in a main draw in a Grand Slam.

Last September, she became the first Egyptian to ever play in the French Open.