Amanda Sobhy

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Amanda Sobhy Squash player
Nationality: United StatesUnited States United States
Birthday: June 29, 1993
Size: 174 cm
Weight: 68 kg
1st professional season: 2008
Playing hand: Left
Trainer: Thierry Lincou
Career title: 17th
Career finals: 22nd
Best placement: 6 (October 2016)
Current placement: 8th
Last update of the infobox: February 1st, 2020
Sources: official player profiles at PSA and Squashinfo (see web links )

Amanda Sobhy (born June 29, 1993 in New York ) is an American squash player .


Sobhy had her big breakthrough in 2010 after being the first player to win three tournaments on the professional tour before she was 17. After her victories in Philadelphia , Delaware and St. Louis , Sobhy was able to expand her record to four titles with another tournament success in New England . At the U19 World Junior Championships 2010 in Cologne , Sobhy succeeded in winning a world championship for the first time by a squash player from the United States on the day of her 17th birthday. In the final she defeated the Egyptian Nour El Tayeb 3-1. In the world rankings, Sobhy moved from outside the top 100 to the top 20 within two years. She reached her highest ranking in the world rankings with position six in October 2016. So far she has won 17 titles from the PSA World Tour . With the US national team , she took part in the World Cup in 2010 , 2014 , 2016 and 2018 .

In 2012 she won the US championship for the first time with a final victory against Natalie Grainger , and she secured further titles in 2015, 2016 and 2018. At the Pan American Games , she won gold in 2015 in singles, doubles and team competitions. In 2019 she repeated this success in Lima .


She is the daughter of former Egyptian international Khaled Sobhy, who also acts as her coach. In 2012 she began studying at Harvard College , which she successfully completed in 2015 in social anthropology . Her younger sister Sabrina Sobhy is also a squash player.


Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Historic Success ,, May 19, 2010, accessed July 15, 2015
  2. Sobhy wins world title , June 29, 2010, accessed July 15, 2015
  3. American Rises to Rare Height in Squash Rankings, All While Hitting the Books ,, October 13, 2014. Retrieved July 15, 2015.