Tennis: Egypt’s Mayar Sherif falls to unseeded Masarova in Wimbledon opener

Ahram Online , Monday 3 Jul 2023

Egyptian tennis player Mayar Sherif suffered an early exit from Wimbledon after being stunned by Rebeka Masarova of Spain on the first day of the Grand Slam tournament on Monday.

Mayar Sherif
Egypt s player Mayar Sherif returns the ball to Spain s Rebeka Masarova during their women s singles tennis match on the first day of the 2023 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 3, 2023. AFP


Sherif, ranked world number 31, lost 2-1 to the unseeded Masarova in a closely contested match that ended in a tie-break.

After losing the first set 7-5, Sherif bounced back to win the second 6-3. The third set was a hard-fought affair for both players, but Masarova emerged victorious with a 7-6 win after a super tie-break (10-6).

While this was Sherif's first appearance at Wimbledon, she had previously played in eight Grand Slam tournaments, starting in 2020 when she was eliminated from the first round of the Roland Garros.

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