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Mayar Sherif Makes History Again, Reaches Madrid Open Quarter-Finals

May 1, 2023

Egyptian tennis champion Mayar Sherif has advanced to the quarter-finals of the 2023 Mutua Madrid Open, after defeating Belgian player Elise Mertens—number 24 in the world—with a scoreline 6-4, 0-6, 6-4, making her the first Egyptian woman to reach the quarter-finals of a WTA 1000 event.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by #MMOPEN (@mutuamadridopen) WTA 1000 tournaments are the biggest regular season events organized by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA). The Mutua Madrid Open is taking place from 24 April until 7 May 2023. Sherif came out on top against her Italian, Ukrainian, and French opponents — in straight sets. She defeated Italy’s Camilia Girogi and Ukraine’s Anhelina Kalinina, reaching round 32, then recorded a historic win over French world number five champion, Caroline Garcia, reaching round 16. Another great day in Madrid. Vamos! 💪 pic.twitter.com/OP0dZzYdt5 — Mayar Sherif (@MayarSherif_1) May 1, 2023 The champion will now face either world number two, Belarus’ Aryna Sabalenka, or 16-year old Russian Mirra Andreeva in the quarter-finals. This is one of a series of firsts for Sherif: In October 2022, she became the first ever Egyptian woman to…

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