Mayar Sherif stuns Maria Sakkari to become first Egyptian WTA champion

World No 74 Mayar Sherif defeated top seed Maria Sakkari 7-5, 6-3 to win the Parma Ladies Open and become the first woman from Egypt to win a WTA Tour title. Sherif’s stunning triumph over World No 7 Sakkari was the first Top 10 win of her career. With play on Friday cancelled due to inclement weather, Sherif’s history-making day in Parma required he t