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In the final tournament of her first season as a full-time squash professional, Team USA’s Amanda Sobhy will be competing on the world’s biggest stage in the $160, 000 PSA World Series Finals in front of the world’s tallest building—the Burj Khalifa–in Dubai.
The season-culminating event fields the world’s top eight men and women who qualify based on performances in the season’s world series events. The eight men and women are split into two groups, which begin the tournament with a round-robin, best-of-three-game format. The top two players in each group advance to the semifinal knock-out round which is played as best of five games.
Sobhy, world No. 8, enters Group A with two former world No. 1’s and world champions in the form of Laura Massaro and Nicol David, both of whom the American has never defeated. Egyptian teenage phenom Nouran Gohar completes the quartet. Sobhy defeated Gohar in the semifinals of January’s Tournament of Champions, but the eighteen-year-old ended her season on a strong note, reaching the British Open final, where she lost against current world No. 1 Nour El Sherbini, who tops Group B.
All matches are streaming live on SquashTV.
Amanda Sobhy Match Schedule:
May 24, 1pm ET:  Amanda Sobhy (USA) vs  Nicol David (MAS)
May 25, 1pm ET:  Amanda Sobhy (USA) vs  Nouran Gohar (EGY)
May 26, 11am ET:  Amanda Sobhy (USA) vs  Laura Massaro (ENG)
May 27, 11am ET: Semifinals
May 28, 11am ET: Finals
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.
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