“The Sheriff came to town” Mayar Sheriff applauded on social media after becoming the first Egyptian woman to win a WTA title at Parma Open

Twitter reacts to Mayar Sherif's maiden win at the Parma Open defeating top seed Maria Sakkari in straight sets.

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Mayar Sherif with the Parma Open trophy

Mayar Sherif defeated the world number seven Maria Sakkari in the finals of the 2022 Emilia-Romagna Open in straight sets 7-5,6-3. This was her first win on the WTA Tour since her debut in 2020 apart from the three singles titles and one doubles title on the WTA Challenger Tour along with nine singles titles and six doubles titles on the ITF Women’s Circuit.

Sherif had defeated Lauren Davis, Simona Walter, and Anna Bondar in the earlier stages of the tournament before she defeated Ana Bogdan, the sixth seed of the tournament in the semi-finals to reach the finals for the second time in a WTA250 event. She has had phenomenal performances since she dropped only one set during the whole course of the tournament.

After winning the title at the Parma Open, she became the first Egyptian woman to win a title on the WTA Tour and the win against Sakkari also marked her first win against a Top 50 player. She had become the first Egyptian woman to win a main draw match at the 2022 French Open after beating Marta Kostyuk in straight sets 6-3, 7-5 in the first round. She is slowly making her way with her incredible performances. She had faced an early elimination in the US Open where she was defeated by the Ukrainian Marta Kostyuk, her first-round opponent in French Open.

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Twitter reacts to Mayar Sherif’s winning her maiden title on the WTA Tour

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Mayar Sherif

Mayar Sherif had also made history as the first Egyptian woman to win a match at a Grand Slam tournament at the Australian Open in 2021. She had another remarkable highlight of her career when she became the first Egyptian woman to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. With a perfect start to the year, she made her debut in the Top 50 of the WTA rankings.

She was highly appreciated on social media for her maiden win on the WTA Tour where everyone applauded her for making history in tennis for her country.

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Prateek Pradhan is a tennis writer at FirstSportz. He is currently pursuing Journalism and Mass Communication from KIIT University, Bhubaneswar. He is very passionate about sports and a huge fan of Rafael Nadal. Other than tennis, he also follows football and cricket.