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Tennis: Mayar Sherif makes history as 1st Egyptian to qualify for Australian Open main draw

Mayar became the first Egyptian ever to qualify for the main draw of the Australian Open after beating Serbia’s Aleksandra Krunic.

Mahmoud Sheleib , Wednesday 13 Jan 2021
Mayar Sherif
Egypt's Mayar Sherif (Australian Open official website)
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Egypt’s tennis star Mayar Sherif made history in becoming the first Egyptian ever to qualify for the main draw of the Australian Open after beating Serbia’s Aleksandra Krunic.

The 24-year-old defeated Krunic (6-1, 6-2) on Wednesday in the final preliminary stage to secure a seat in the first Grand Slam tournament of the 2021 season.

The 128th on the world ranking – the best ranking to be achieved by an Egyptian female-  will be competing for the second time in a Grand Slam after appearing - also as the first Egyptian player ever - in the French Open last September.

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