|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 Sets Up British Open Quarterfinal With World No. 3
Team USA’s Amanda Sobhy will face world No. 3 Hania El Hammamy in the British Open Quarterfinals Friday after a third round victory over Egypt’s Salma Hany Wednesday, April 12, in Birmingham, England. Following a difficult second round victory against U.S. teammate Olivia Blatchford Clyne on Monday on a traditional court, Sobhy made her debut […]
Fiechter Rises to World No. 7 in New Career High; Blatchford Clyne Continues to Climb Rankings
The week of March 13, 2023 marked a historic world rankings milestone for Team USA in the world rankings as Olivia Fiechter rose to a new career high of world No. 7 from world No. 9–marking the first time two Americans have been ranked in the world’s top eight players, while Olivia Blatchford Clyne climbed […]
Sobhy Sisters Advance to Singapore Open Quarterfinals
Team USA’s Amanda and Sabrina Sobhy are through to the quarterfinals of the $110,000 MARIGOLD Singapore Open following second round wins, November 15-16, at the OCBC Arena. Amanda, world No. 4, opened up her campaign as the tournament’s top seed with a 3-0 win Tuesday over Egypt’s world No. 22 Nadine Shahin 11-13, 12-10, 11-7 […]
Amanda Sobhy Advances to First Career World Tour Finals Knock Out Rounds
Team USA’s Amanda Sobhy is through to the knock out stages of the CIB PSA World Tour Finals following group stage victories over Joelle King and Georgina Kennedy, Friday, June 24, in Cairo, Egypt. The World Tour Finals is the PSA’s season culminating event that features the top eight performers from the season’s Platinum events. […]
Nine Americans to Contest 2022 PSA World Championships
Nine players will represent Team USA against the world’s best at the 2022 PSA World Championships, May 13-22, in Cairo, Egypt. The first five days of play will take place at the Club S Allegria with streaming available for all side courts on the PSA World Tour Youtube Channel. Half of the round of sixteen […]
Amanda Sobhy and Fiechter Make Historic British Open Run
Amanda Sobhy and Olivia Fiechter reached another historic milestone for Team USA in PSA Platinum events, becoming the first two Americans to reach the Allam British Open quarterfinals together April 1, in Hull. Fiechter, world No. 11, reached her first career British Open quarterfinal courtesy of a three-game upset over Egypt’s world No. 8 Rowan […]
Amanda Sobhy to Compete Next To Pyramids for First Time in Five Years
Team USA’s Amanda Sobhy will compete on one of the sport’s most iconic stages next to the Pyramids of Giza for the first time in five years after defeating U.S. teammate Olivia Blatchford Clyne in a close CIB Egyptian Open third round match Monday in Cairo. Sobhy, world No 6 and the tournament’s four seed, […]
Seven Americans Enter Egyptian Open by the Pyramids
Seven Americans will represent Team USA at the iconic CIB Egyptian Open–a PSA Platinum event–staged next to the Pyramids of Giza, September 10-17, in Egypt. Todd Harrity, Shahjahan Khan and Faraz Khan–all boasting career high rankings this month–are set for first round action on the side courts Friday. Live stream side court action on cibegyptiansquashopen.net/watch-2021. […]
Amanda Sobhy and Blatchford Clyne Set up British Open Third Round Clash
The Allam British Open third round will feature an all-American battle between Amanda Sobhy and Olivia Blatchford Clyne, while Sabrina Sobhy celebrates her third round debut following second round victories in Hull, England. Both Amanda Sobhy and Blatchford Clyne overcame challenging second round opponents in the first slate of matches Tuesday after first round byes. […]
Amanda Sobhy Returns to World No. 5; Khan Cracks World’s Top Fifty in Career First
Amanda Sobhy returned to a career high ranking of world No. 5 following her PSA World Championship semifinal appearance, and Shahjahan Khan reached a career high ranking of world No. 48 in August’s world rankings. Sobhy had previously reached world No. 5 for the first time in April, but subsequently dropped to world No. 6 […]