Amanda Wins Sobhy Sister Semifinal to Reach Canadian Open Final

Team USA’s Amanda Sobhy defeated her younger sister, Sabrina, in a close three game semifinal to reach the Canadian Open finals, while Olivia Blatchford Clyne fell against two seed Salma Hany Wednesday, March 29, at the Brookfield Place in Toronto.

In the first semifinal of the evening, Amanda earned an early 6-1 lead in the first game, but Sabrina clawed her way back to win nine of the next twelve points and saved a game ball down 10-9. Amanda regained then regained control to take the first game 12-10. After Amanda edged a close second game 11-9, Sabrina held an 8-7 lead in the third but Amanda rattled off off three points to earn two match balls, and converted on the second after thirty-nine minutes.

Amanda has now won her last five match ups against her sister in all competitions since her only loss in the 2014 U.S. Championship finals.

“I wanted to go out there and show her that I’m top dog in the Sobhy family for a reason and she’s going to have to work to beat me,” Amanda said. “I know she’s going to come back stronger again and it’s going to be just as tough, but I’m going to try and hold on for as long as I can with the winning streak!”
Egypt’s two seed and world No. 14 denied an all-American final with a confident 3-0 victory over world No. 13 Blatchford Clyne 11-6, 11-6, 11-9 after thirty-four minutes.
Hany and Sobhy will face off for the Canadian Open final at 7:45 local time. Watch live on SquashTV.