Team USA’s Amanda Sobhy earned her twentieth career PSA title with a comeback Canadian Women’s Open final win against Egypt’s Salma Hany Thursday, March 30, at Brookfield Place in Toronto.
The PSA Bronze event marked the first time an all-glass squash court was erected in the picturesque hall in twenty years, with capacity crowds enjoying world class squash throughout the week.
The draw progressed according to seeding with the top eight seeds reaching the quarterfinals, the top four seeds in the semifinal and top two seeds in the final.
Top-seeded Sobhy started on the backfoot with world No. 14 Hany earning an early lead in the first game, coming back from 5-7 down to win 11-8. Sobhy regained control of the match in the second game, taking the second and third games 11-5 and closing out the match in the fourth 11-6 after forty-nine minutes.
After being handed her trophy and medal by Canadian legend Jonathon Power, Sobhy said: “It feels great to have won a 20th title. That was my goal this week, to win the event, and I’m really pleased that I did it. It was amazing and so great to have this level of women’s squash back in Canada! This is the first time in twenty years having the glass court in this venue and it’s been phenomenal all week. I am so glad that I played this event and I want to thank you all for making it happen and showing up day after day to make it happen!”
Sobhy’s focus now turns to England where she will compete in the season’s next Platinum event–the British Open, April 9-16.