Tennis: Mayar Sherif wins Valencia Open with straight sets victory

Ahram Online , Sunday 18 Jun 2023

Egypt's Mayar Sherif won the Valencia Open on Sunday, defeating Marina Bassols Ribera of Spain 6-3, 6-3 in the final.

Mayar Sherif
Egypt s Mayar Sherif serves to France s Caroline Garcia during their 2023 WTA Tour Madrid Open tennis tournament singles match at the Caja Magica in Madrid on April 29, 2023. AFP

 

The top-seeded Sherif has been in excellent form this year. She reached the second round of the French Open and won the Makarska Open in Croatia last week.

Sherif, who is ranked 40th in the world, was the top seed in the Valencia Open tournament. She had a dominant run to the final,  not dropping any set in the entire tournament.

The 27-year old beat Chilean lucky loser Daniela Seguel (6-0, 6-1), Argentinian Maria Lourdes Carle (6-2, 6-1), American Ann Li (6-1, 6-2) and Argentinian Nadia Podoroska (6-1, 6-3) ahead of her victory.

With the win, Sherif will move up in the world rankings. She is expected to break into the top 35 for the first time in her career.

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