Team USA’s Amanda Sobhy has qualified for the season-ending $160, 000 Women’s Dubai PSA World Series Finals as a result of her performances in this season’s six World Series events.
The Dubai PSA World Series Finals takes place in United Arab Emirates from May 24-28 when only the top eight players on the Road To Dubai Standings will compete for the lucrative title. The eight players will come together in two groups of four, with players playing a round-robin best-of-three series for a place in the knockout semifinals.
Sobhy’s road to Dubai began in Philadelphia at the Delaware Investments U.S. Open in October, where the then world No. 11 reached the second round.
In November the twenty-two-year-old reached the second round of the Qatar Classic, and ended 2015 by reaching the quarterfinals of December’s Cathay Pacific Sun Hung Kai Financial Hong Kong Open, which propelled her to a career-high world ranking of eight in January.
Sobhy made her biggest leap up the Road to Dubai standings after an outstanding run to the final of the 2016 J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions, which moved her up to another career-high world ranking of seven in February.
Sobhy cemented her place in the Road to Dubai final eight with quarterfinal finishes at both the Windy City Open presented by Guggenheim Partners & EquiTrust and Allam British Open.
The Harvard graduate enters the tournament as the eight seed, behind a three-way tie for fifth between Nouran Gohar, Camille Serme and Omneya Abdel Kawy. Following her Tournament of Champions and British Open titles, twenty-year-old Egyptian phenom Nour El Sherbini enters the tournament tied for first with world No. 1 Laura Massaro.