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Tennis: Sandra Samir wins Women’s Futures tournament singles title

Sandra Samir - TennisEgyptian player Sandra Samir made a new achievement by winning the singles title at the ITF (International Federation) Women’s Futures tournament in Sharm El-Sheikh.

Samir reached the final after a hard long semi-final match against Ireland’s Jenny Claffey 3-6, 6-4, 6-3. She then met French seed No. 5 Victoria Muntean, who she managed to defeat 6-1 and 6-2.

“The semi and final matches were not easy at all. My match against Claffey took a long time. Plus the weather was too hot. We started to play our matches around 5pm,” Samir said.

The tournament was held in Sharm El Sheikh from 3 to 9 August in the JolieVille Maritim Golf and Resort Tennis Club. It had players from 18 countries a total money prize of $10,000.

After winning her first singles title, the 17-year-old improved her world rankings from 607 to 511.

Samir started her tennis career at the age of 5 as she used to practice with her father who later became her trainer when she started to fell in love with the game at the age of 13.

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