|Birthdate||June 29, 1993|
|Born||Sea Cliff, NY|
|Club||University Club of Boston|
|Additional Sponsors||IDLife, NYAC|
|Interests||Music, Being outdoors, Food, Sports|
Amanda Sobhy, (born June 29, 1993 in Sea Cliff, New York) is the highest ranked American ever in the Professional Squash Association (PSA) world rankings. She reached a career-high world ranking of World No. 6 in February 2016 after reaching the semifinals of two World Series PSA tournaments, The Malaysian Open and The Hong Kong Open. She has won the U.S. National Championships four times: 2012, 2015, 2016, and 2018.
On April 24, 2010 she won the Racquet Club International in St. Louis, Missouri, making her the only player in women’s professional squash, at the time, to have won three tournaments before the age of 17. In March 2014, Sobhy won The Granite Open. In January 2016, Sobhy reached the finals of the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions held in Grand Central Terminal after beating top seed, Raneem El Welily in the Round of 16, five seed Alison Waters in the quarterfinals, and Nouran Gohar in the semifinals to become the first American ever to reach the finals of the Tournament of Champions.
On 29 June 2010, on her 17th birthday, Sobhy won the World Junior Squash Championships, thus becoming the first, and only, American winner of the prestigious event. In the final she defeated Egyptian Nour El Tayeb with a score of 3–11, 11–7, 11–6, 11–7 in 37 minutes.
In December 2014, Sobhy led the US Women’s Team to its best-ever finish in the World Team Championships, when she defeated world no. 6 Camille Serme in the deciding match to clinch fifth place over France.
In March 2015, Sobhy won her second US National Title, defeating Olivia Blatchford 11-7, 11-2, 11-9 in the final. Sobhy won her first National title in 2012, and was runner-up to her sister Sabrina in 2014.
In April 2015, having completed her college squash career, Sobhy won her first paycheck on the PSA tour, winning the Texas Open championship, She graduated from Harvard University in May 2015, having majored in Social Anthropology and Global Health.
In July 2015 in Toronto, Sobhy became the first squash athlete to win three gold medals in a single Pan American Games, winning Women’s Singles, Women’s Doubles with partner Natalie Grainger, and the Women’s Team event with Grainger and Olivia Blatchford. She claimed her 14th tour title when she won the NetSuite Open in San Francisco in September 2015.
Sobhy was one of the eight players competing at the 2016 Women’s PSA World Series Finals, but failed to make it out of the group stage, where she had a 1-2 record.
Sobhy is also an accomplished squash doubles player and started her professional doubles career on a winning note when she and partner Fernanda Rocha claimed the Boston Open title in November 2015. Sobhy won the 2013 World Doubles Championship with Natalie Grainger.
Amanda Sobhy made history by becoming the first U.S. born player to reach the semifinals of the PSA World Championship presented by the Walter Family with a three-game win over world No. 5 Hania El Hammamy Monday night at the University Club of Chicago. The American world No. 7 sent the home crowd into raptures […]
Team USA will have three representatives in the PSA World Championships presented by the Walter Family round of sixteen for the first time courtesy of second round wins from Olivia Fiechter, Olivia Blatchford Clyne and Amanda Sobhy Friday, July 16 at the University Club of Chicago. For tickets, live streaming and more tournament coverage visit […]
World No. 5 Amanda Sobhy advanced to her second consecutive El Gouna International Open semifinal following a four-game victory over world No. 9 Salma Hany Tuesday, May 25, in Egypt. The quarterfinal marked a rematch of the Black Ball Open semifinals two months ago in Cairo. As in March, it was the Egyptian who took […]
World No. 5 Amanda Sobhy is through to the El Gouna International quarterfinals following a convincing three-game victory over England’s Lucy Turmel Sunday, May 23, in Egypt. Turmel had reached the third round courtesy of an upset over U.S. teammate Olivia Blatchford Clyne. Making her first tournament appearance on the glass court, Sobhy dispatched Turmel […]
Six Americans will compete in the first Platinum event since the return of the PSA World Tour–the CIB Egyptian Open–this weekend in Cairo. The first two rounds of play will all take place on local courts, October 10-11, before the tournament shifts play to the iconic glass court next to the Pyramids of Giza, October […]
Team USA’s Amanda Sobhy documents her road to recovery following a successful surgery on her torn Achilles.
Outside The Glass, the squash podcast, recently sat down with Sobhy to hear the inside story about the injury. Listen on SoundCloud or iTunes.
Two weeks after sustaining a torn Achilles, Team USA’s Amanda Sobhy gives a first-hand account of her injury.
Team USA’s Amanda Sobhy has undergone a successful surgery to repair her torn Achilles as the world No. 6 begins her long road to recovery.