is still just 20 years old but USA's squash superstar Amanda Sobhy has
won her eighth career title at the Hampton Squash Week and second title
in a row following her success at the Buler Challenge Cup last month.
The number one seed at the Hampton Squash Week Tour 10 event, Sobhy
looked in fine form all tournament culminating in a dominant performance
against Yathreb Adel in the final. For her part, Adel had another
successful week in her young career as well. Adel, ranked as high as
number 30 last year, has not played as in recent months and is currently
sitting at number 70 in the latest rankings. The 17 year old had to
qualify to reach the main draw and then saw off Victoria Lust, Kanzy
Emad Al-Defrawy and Norhan Ahmed Gohar all in straight games on her way
to the final.
Sobhy had earlier eased her way past compatriot Cecelia Cortes,
Brazilian number one Thaisa Serafini and unseeded 14 year old Habiba
Mohamed Ahmed Alymohmed in the semi final.
Looking to make it a hat trick of titles this week as she starts
favourite to win the Squash Revolution National Capitol Open in D.C,
Sobhy will be aware of facing another onslaught from the young
Many players would be more than happy to have finished their careers
with the accomplishments that Sobhy has already achieved, however, at
only 20 years old and still in full time education at Harvard
University, this is certainly only the start of things to come. With her
extremely talented sister Sabrina rising up the rankings too, could we
be looking at the new sister act to rule the squash world?