Team USA’s Amanda Sobhy will take on world No. 3 Hania El Hammamy in the 2022-2023 PSA World Championship quarterfinals following a third round win over Egypt’s fourteen seed Salma Hany Saturday, May 6, at Chicago’s Union Station.
The American world No. 5 continued her good form in Chicago with her third 3-0 victory over the Egyptian 11-6, 11-5, 11-3 in twenty-seven minutes.
“It was pretty straightforward, I felt very comfortable out there, which was nice,” Sobhy said. “I think Salma is the player that I’ve probably played the most in the last few seasons. So I know her game, I know the tactics and it’s been working out in my favor, which is nice. Maybe the pace [could be a factor in why Hany struggles against Sobhy] or it could be a mental block at this point.”
Sobhy will now face Hania El Hammamy in the quarterfinals Monday evening in a rematch of their recent British Open quarterfinal, which Sobhy won. Sobhy and El Hammamy will take to the court at 8pm local time, 9pm ET. Watch the action live on SquashTV or in person at Chicago’s iconic Union Station.
Sobhy is the lone American left in the tournament after world No. 7 Olivia Fiechter narrowly lost a five-game marathon against Belgium’s Nele Gilis on Sunday. Gilis, the eleven seed, took the ninety-four-minute encounter 9-11, 13-11, 11-7, 9-11, 11-8.