Who is Mayar Sherif?
Mayar Sherif is a brilliant professional tennis player from Egypt who is on the rise. In addition, Mayar Sherif Ahmed Abdel-Aziz is her full title. Furthermore, she is recognized amongst the finest tennis player in the world.
Besides, she has been competing professionally since 2019 and has previously won nine ITF tournaments and a WTA Challenger title. Moreover, Mayar won gold medals in the Single, Double, and Team events at the 2019 African Games, representing her native country Egypt.
Profile of Mayar Sherif
|Full Name||Mayar Sherif Ahmed Abdel-Aziz|
|Popular As||Mayar Sherif|
|Birthdate||5th May, 1996|
|Place of Birth||Cairo, Egypt|
|Profession||Professional Tennis Player|
|Race / Ethnicity||Mixed|
|Age||26 Years Old|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Height||5’11” (180 cm)|
|Parents||Sherif Ahmed (Father) & Amal Thabet (Mother)|
|Siblings||Rana Sherif Ahmed, Dalya & Rawan|
|Net Worth||$1.5 Million USD|
Mayar Sherif, officially referred as Mayer Sherif Ahmed Abdel-Aziz, is an Egyptian tennis player. Besides, she is well-known as the younger sister of Rana Sherif Ahmed, an inactive Egyptian tennis player who represented Egypt in the Fed Cup.
Remarkably, Rana’s highest doubles ranking was 982, and she also achieved her best singles rating of 1110 in the world. Currently, she is well known for being ranked in the top 100 in the world at World No. 97. Nonetheless, on August 9, 2021, she hit a career high of No. 154 in doubles. In Cluj-Napoca, she became the first Egyptian woman to reach a WTA singles and doubles final.
Early-life, Education & Family Background
Mayar Sherif was born as Mayar Sherif Ahmed Abdel-Aziz in Cairo, Egypt, on May 5, 1996, under the Taurus zodiac sign. Being born in Cairo, Egypt, she holds Egyptian nationality as well as Egyptian-White/ mixed ancestry. Accordingly, she is one of Amal Thabet and Sherif Ahmed’s four children while Rana, Dalya, and Rawan are Mayar’s three siblings. Moreover, her elder sister, Rana Sherif Ahmed, is also a professional tennis player.
As regards to her academic credentials, Sherif studied sports and medicine at Pepperdine University in Malibu and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. Also, she was a member of the Waves, the university’s women’s tennis team. Specifically, she was a part of an all-American in both 2017 and 2018 for the University’s tennis team.
Likewise, in 2018, she was named the West Coast Conference Player of the Year and finished 11th in the country in singles at the NCAA tournament semifinals. Further, on the ITF Women’s Circuit, she has won nine singles titles and six doubles titles.
Mayar Sherif’s Professional Career
Mayar began playing tennis with her siblings and parents when she was a teenager. Rana, her older sister, has been a tennis player since she was a teenager. In addition, before receiving national attention, the player had been playing in her hometown for several years. Eventually, Mayar moved to the United States to pursue her college degree and play tennis for Pepperdine University.
Likewise, Sherif commenced her professional career by competing in the Australian Open qualifications. Particularly, she made her professional debut after qualifying for the Australian Open, although she was defeated by Ann Li in the first round of qualifiers. She then went on to win a $25000 tournament by defeating Dalma Galfi in the final.
In the meantime, she attempted to qualify for her WTA Tour main draw debut at the Prague Open, but she was defeated in three sets by Laura Siegemund. Thereafter, the talented player made her appearance at the French Open and left a positive impression.
Initially, Sherif qualified for the Tokyo Olympics the following year after winning the 2019 African Games. Subsequently, she won her maiden match at a Grand Slam in 2020, defeating Chloe Paquet. And, Mayar was ranked in the top 100 at the end of the season.
Honors & Achievements
Remarkably, Mayar Sherif became the first Egyptian woman to win a match at a Grand Slam tournament in 2021. Moreover, after winning the 2019 African Games, she became the first Egyptian woman to qualify for the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2021.
Furthermore, she has a career-high WTA singles ranking of World No. 94, which she achieved on August 16, 2021, and a career-high doubles ranking of World No. 154. Besides, Sherif has also won eight ITF Women’s Circuit singles titles and six doubles titles.
Sherif’s Personal-life & Relationships
Mayar Sherif has remained silent about her personal life as well as relationship status. As a matter of fact, Mayar is unmarried and currently not engaged to anyone. Moreover, she is also not rumored to be dating anyone in public. And, she is a straight woman in terms of sexuality.
Mayar Sherif stands 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m) tall, with a well-proportioned bodyweight. Meanwhile, her hair is curly dark brown as well as brown eyes, and she has a thin body build.
Social Media Handles of Mayar Sherif
Mayar Sherif has a rather strong social media presence. And meanwhile, she has 97k Facebook followers on her personal profile. For now, as of May 2022, she has 18k followers on Instagram.
Net Worth of Mayar Sherif
As of 2022, Mayar Sherif’s personal net worth is reported to be over $1.5 million; however her actual salary income has yet to be revealed. Meanwhile, her net worth is largely derived from her great career in WTA and ITF events. Additionally, Sherif also earns a significant amount of money from sponsorship and advertising arrangements with a variety of companies.
Besides, Sherif has also signed contracts with large corporations such as Vodafone, the Egyptian National Bank, Allianz, Peugeot, and Ora Developers (Zed). Particularly, she recently launched partnership with Mastercard in August, 2022. As per media sources, Mayar received more over $120,000 in prize money from WTA competitions last year, including the most from the US Open after reaching R128.
Likewise, Sherif claimed the ITF/USTA in 2020 and received a reward of $15,000. Also, Mayar won the Grand Slam Roland Garros event for a tidy sum of $66,000. Similarly, her win money from WTA competitions totals $556,749 dollars. Based on critical analysts, the player is still in the early stages of her profession, but she has the potential to earn millions in the future.