Tennis: Egypt's Mayar Sherif makes winning start at French Open

Ahram Online , Sunday 28 May 2023

Egyptian tennis player Mayar Sherif kicked off her French Open campaign with a dominant performance, defeating Madison Brengle of the United States 2-0 (6-3, 6-1) in the first round of the Grand Slam tournament on Sunday.

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File Photo: Mayar sherif return the ball during quarter finals of the Mutua Madrid Open on 1 May, 2023. Photo courtesy of Mayar sherif Facebook page.


Sherif, World number 54, needed only 63 minutes to dispatch her opponent, who is ranked 95th. 

In the next round, the 27-year-old will face on Wednesday Anastasia Potapova of Russia, who is ranked 25th in the world and advanced to the second round with a 2-0 (6-1, 6-2) victory over Taylor Townsend on Sunday.

Earlier this month, Sherif made a strong showing at the Madrid Open, where she reached the quarterfinals after impressive wins over No. 30 Camila Giorgi and No. 5 Caroline Garcia before falling to world No. 2 Aryna Sabalenka.

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