Mayar Sherif: The Egyptian Tennis Star

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Mayar Sherif Ahmed Abdel-Aziz was born on May 5 1996, in the Egyptian capital city of Cairo. She is now a professional tennis player for Egypt. Until now, Sherif has won two WTA 125 singles titles along with nine singles titles and six doubles titles on the ITF Circuit. 

Sherif made her WTA Tour singles debut at the 2020 Prague Open. She was the first Egyptian female player in a main draw of a Grand Slam tournament, at the 2020 French Open. She made history again for Egyptian tennis at the 2021 Australian Open by becoming the first woman from her nation to win a Grand Slam main-draw match. She also became the first Egyptian woman to qualify for the Olympic Games and reach a WTA tournament final in Cluj-Napoca


Age 25
Height 1.80 mts
Nationality Egyptian
Turned professional 2019
Career titles (WTA Challenger) 2
Highest ranking (Singles) No. 61
Current ranking (Singles) No. 62
Social media profile Instagram @mayarsherif_1

Twitter @MayarSherif_1

Personal Information and Relationships

  • Mayar Sherif Ahmed Abdel-Aziz was born on May 5 1996, in Cairo Egypt to Sherif and Amal.
  • She has three sisters, Rawan, Dalya and Rana.
  • She was introduced to tennis at the young age of 4 by her parents and sisters.
  • She studied at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California and graduated in 2018 with a bachelor degree of science in Sports Medicine
  • She has been coached right from the age of 16 by Justo Gonzalez Martinez.


  • Sherif turned professional in 2019 at the Australian Open where She lost in the first round of qualifiers to Ann Li.  
  • In the same year, she won the title at a $25k tournament in Antalya by defeating Dalma Gálfi in the final.
  • She made her WTA Tour-level main-draw debut at the Prague Open. Sherif advanced through the qualifying rounds but lost the first round to Laura Siegemund .
  • In the same year, she defeated Sherif defeated Camila Osorio, Caty McNally and Giulia Gatto-Monticone to qualify for the French Open and made her Grand Slam main-draw debut here as the first Egyptian female player, she then lost against Karolína Plíšková.
  • In 2021, Sherif again made history as the first Egyptian woman to win a match at a Grand Slam tournament, beating Chloe Paquet in the first round of the Australian Open.
  • She was the first Egyptian woman to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.
  • Sherif also became the first Egyptian woman to reach a WTA Tour singles and doubles final in Cluj-Napoca. 
  • In singles, she defeated top seed Alizé Cornet, Alex Eala, Kristína Kučová and Mihaela Buzărnescu but lost to Andrea Petkovic in the final
  • In doubles, partnering Katarzyna Piter, she lost to Natela Dzalamidze and Kaja Juvan in the final.

Prize Money Earnings

She has earned a total of around 718,799 US$ from her participation in different championships. In the year 2022 so far, she has earned around US$ 170,550.

Endorsements and Sponsors

  • Mayar’s clothing and footwear on the court are sponsored by Adidas, she was previously sponsored by Fila and Nike.
  • Her tennis racquets are sponsored by Wilson
  • She is also sponsored by the National Bank of Egypt which is the largest bank in Egypt in terms of assets and number of branches.
  • In 2020, Sherif became a brand ambassador for Allianz Egypt. Allianz Egypt is part of the Allianz Group, a global financial services provider.
  • She is also associated with Zed Egypt which is a residential and commercial real-estate developer in Egypt.
  • Sherif also has a sponsorship agreement with Vodafone Egypt. Vodafone is a multinational telecommunications company known for its mobile phone services.
  • She is also tied up with Peugeot which is a French automotive manufacturer with a long distinguished history.

Net Worth

Mayar’s total net worth as of today is around 1.5 million US$. While there is absolutely no confirmation on this figure, it is likely to be true due to the large amounts of cash she collects as prize money and also from her various endorsements.


  • She trains in Elche in southeast Spain.
  • Her sister Rana Sherif Ahmed was also a tennis player
  • She loves listening to drums and would like to play them one day.
  • She speaks English, Arabic, French and Spanish.