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Mayar Sherif makes history at the French Open 2022

With the conclusion of the first round of the 2022 French Open on Tuesday, Mayar Sherif put Egyptian tennis on the map once again.

Reem Abdalazem
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With the conclusion of the first round of the 2022 French Open on Tuesday, Mayar Sherif put Egyptian tennis on the map once again.
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The second Grand Slam of 2022, the French Open, is underway in Paris, and all eyes are on Roland-Garros to see which tennis stars are going to make their biggest marks in their matches at the French Open. World No. 1 Novak Djokovic looks to defend his title in second-round action, while British favorite Emma Raducanu looks to advance in the women’s draw.

And while all attention goes to the renowned stars, we’re highlighting a less talked about headliner, Egypt’s first WTA finalist, Mayar Sherif, who celebrated yet another victory on Day 3 in Paris.

Egypt’s Mayar Sherif puts Egyptian tennis on the map

26-year-old Sherif made history on Tuesday once again, winning the match against Ukrainian Marta Kostyuk with a 2-0 result, to proceed to her next match on 25 May. Sherif is now the first Egyptian woman to win a main draw match at Roland Garros, and doesn’t look like she’ll be slowing down.

The North African won an ITF title last week to set a new career-high WTA world ranking of 49th, becoming the first Egyptian to break into the top 50 for the first time.

The second round of the French Open kicked off earlier today, on Day 4 in Paris, with 32 women trying to advance to Friday’s third round.

2022 French Open women’s first-round draw

Each match in the women’s draw is best of three sets. The final set will be decided by a tie-break if the scores are level at 6-6, with the first to reach 10 points with a two-point lead declared the winner.

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