Sherif lifts maiden trophy in Parma, beats top seed Sakkari

Egyptian Mayar Sherif beat Greek Maria Sakkari, the top seed, 7-5, 6-3 to win the Parma Open title at the Tennis Club Parma on Saturday. It was Sherif’s maiden WTA title, and her first career win over a player ranked in the top 10. Her first serve percentage was 79 per cent compared to Sakkari’s disappointing 58. Earlier in the tournament, Sherif, ranke