The Egyptian tennis pro – Mayar Sherif recently made her country proud as she lifted the Parma Open by defeating world No. 7 Maria Sakkari in the final.
|5 May 1996
|5 feet 11 inches
|Lycee El Horreya
|Amal Thabet and Sherif Ahmed
Mayar Sherif: Early life
Mayar Sherif was born to her mother Amal Thabet and her father Sherif Ahmed. She went to a high school named Lycee El Horreya and graduated from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. She got a bachelor of science degree in sports medicine. Sherif has three sisters Rawan, Dalya, and Rana.
She was a part of the university’s tennis team and was an All-American in 2017 as well as 2018. Sharif was also the West Coast Conference Player of the Year in 2018. She reached the semi-finals of the 2018 NCAA singles tournament and ended her senior season ranked 11th in the nation in singles.
Sherif can speak four languages – English, Arabic, French, and Spanish. She also enjoys listening to drums and hopes to play the instrument in the future.
Mayar Sherif: Career
Sherif made her WTA Tour singles debut at the 2020 Prague Open. She advanced through the qualifying stages and lost in the first round of the main draw against Laura Siegemund. At the 2020 French Open, she became the first Egyptian player to take part in a major event. She advanced from the qualifiers before losing to Karolina Pliskova in the first round. At the 2021 Australian Open, she made history by becoming the first woman from Egypt to win a match in the main draw of a Grand Slam.
Mayar Sherif: Career in Numbers
Mayar Sherif has played 290 matches. She has notched up 193 victories while on 97 occasions, the rub of the green has not gone her way. Her win percentage is an impressive 66.6, and she has won 1 WTA tour-level title and 3 WTA Challenger events as well. She achieved her best WTA ranking of world No. 44 on 18 July 2022. Currently, she is ranked world No. 49.
In the doubles circuit, Sherif has won 80 matches and lost 39 with a win percentage of 67.2. She has bagged 6 ITF titles as well. She has a career-high WTA doubles ranking of 88 which she achieved on 11 July 2022. Currently, she is ranked 105.
Playing for Egypt in the Fed Cup, Sherif has an impressive win/loss record of 19-11 in singles and 10-5 in doubles. She became the first Egyptian woman to qualify for the Olympic Games and reach a WTA tournament final in Cluj-Napoca.
Mayar Sherif: Net worth and Prize Money
Mayar Sherif has an estimated net worth of USD 1.5 million (approx.) and with her triumphant result at the Parma Open, she has what it takes to increase the number substantially soon.
Sherif also has accumulated career prize money off $991,933.
Some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Mayar Sherif:
Mayar Sherif is currently 26 years old as of this writing.
Mayar Sherif made her WTA Tour debut at the 2020 Prague Open.
The zodiac sign of Mayar Sherif is Taurus.
Mayar Sherif stands at 5 feet 11 inches.
Mayar Sherif has an estimated net worth of USD 1.5 million (approx.).
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