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In My Own Words: Squash’s Amanda Sobhy gives emotional firsthand account of tearing Achilles

n this new series, professional squash player Amanda Sobhy shares her journey with readers as she recovers from an Achilles tear and subsequent surgery. In this first installment, Sobhy details what it felt like when she first tore the tendon during a high-stakes tournament in South America. On March 10, I tore my left Achilles […]

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In My Own Words: Squash’s Amanda Sobhy is on a mission to have as much fun as physically possible in a walking boot. And she’s killing it.

In this ongoing series, professional squash player Amanda Sobhy, who was ranked No. 7 in the world last year, shares her thoughts, struggles and triumphs as she recovers from Achilles surgery. I can’t believe 12 weeks have passed since I had surgery for a torn Achilles. When I first ruptured it (during a match in […]

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In My Own Words: Amanda reveals how she found happiness after Achilles Surgery

In My Own Words: Squash’s Amanda Sobhy reveals how she found happiness after Achilles surgery By Amanda Sobhy APR 25, 2017 Shared from: ExcelleSports.com If you’ve ever been seriously injured, you already know what I’m talking about. And if you haven’t, well, let me tell you. Enduring a debilitating injury is incredibly hard. In fact, […]

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Double Down

by Amanda Sobhy Most of you know me as a professional singles player. However, what you may not know is that I love to play doubles. No, I’m not talking about doubles on a singles court. I am talking about good old-fashioned North American hardball doubles. I first learned the game when I was growing […]

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El Gouna Comments From The Couch

After rupturing her achilles during her encounter with Olivia Blatchford at the Ciudad de Floridablanca last month, American number one Amanda Sobhy has been sidelined for the remainder of this season. But the charismatic Boston-based lefty has been watching on with interest as the action in El Gouna – for the Orascom Development Women’s World […]

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Semis Night El Gouna Comments From The Couch: Amanda Sobhy – PSA

After rupturing her achilles during her encounter with Olivia Blatchford at the Ciudad de Floridablanca last month, American number one Amanda Sobhy has been sidelined for the remainder of this season. But the charismatic Boston-based lefty has been watching on with interest as the action in El Gouna – for the Orascom Development Women’s World […]

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El Gouna Finals Comments From The Couch – PSA

After a long week of squash, we were down to the final two – Greg vs. Karim and Nour vs. Raneem. Both players in the men’s event were vying for their first El Gouna Open title while Nour and Raneem were looking to be crowned the Women’s World Champion. We didn’t get any epic encounters […]

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El Gouna Comments From The Couch Post QF

After rupturing her achilles during her encounter with Olivia Blatchford at the Ciudad de Floridablanca last month, American number one Amanda Sobhy has been sidelined for the remainder of this season. But the charismatic Boston-based lefty has been watching on with interest as the action in El Gouna – for the Orascom Development Women’s World […]

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Semis Night El Gouna Comments From The Couch QF

After rupturing her achilles during her encounter with Olivia Blatchford at the Ciudad de Floridablanca last month, American number one Amanda Sobhy has been sidelined for the remainder of this season. But the charismatic Boston-based lefty has been watching on with interest as the action in El Gouna – for the Orascom Development Women’s World […]

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Amanda in The News

Amanda Sobhy: ”Mauritius is such a beautiful island”

2018 Women’s Necker Pro Squash Open’s winner may be only 24 years old but she’s already gone through a lot in her squash career: winning a World Junior Championship title, breaking into the world top 10 at 21 years old, and undergoing a major injury. Read our interview with American player Amanda Sobhy, who’s making […]

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Amanda Sobhy Clinic

Squash Zone and Squash on Track had the privilege of hosting clinics with Amanda Sobhy. Amanda first go on court with our Squash on Track students. They had a fun time playing with her while learning some new tricks. Amanda then got on court with members, and they got to learn a lot about the […]

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Sobhy Returns to Top 20 in Women’s March World Rankings

United States star Amanda Sobhy has risen 12 places to No.18 in the PSA Women’s March World Rankings to break back into the world’s top 20 for the first time since October 2017. A ruptured achilles sustained while match ball up in the semi-finals of the Ciudad de Floridablanca last March saw Sobhy face 10 […]

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Sobhy Aiming to Put ‘Difficult Journey’ Behind Her Ahead of Tournament of Champions Return

United States No.2 Amanda Sobhy will make her long-awaited comeback from a 10-month injury absence at the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions later this week when the 24-year-old Harvard-graduate lines up at the prestigious World Series tournament held inside New York’s iconic Grand Central Terminal. New York-born Sobhy became the first American-born woman ever to […]

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Amanda Sobhy Will Make Squash Comeback at J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions

December 12, 2017 – New York, NY. The highest-ever ranked American-born squash player Amanda Sobhy will make her comeback from a torn Achilles tendon to lead a trio of USA women at the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions (ToC), January 18-25, 2018. The announcement today by tournament officials of the confirmed entries for the 2018 […]

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Sobhy Makes Triumphant Return in Briggs Cup

Nine months to the weekend after rupturing her Achilles tendon, Amanda Sobhy was back on court playing competitive squash in the WSDA Briggs Cup at the Apawamis Club in Rye, New York. Sobhy & Nikki Todd, a Canadian PSA professional and first-time WSDA competitor, entered the qualifying as the lowest seeded team in the tournament. […]

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Sea Cliff’s Amanda Sobhy tries to advance sport of squash in U.S.

Amanda Sobhy was born with squash DNA in her genes. Her parents Khaled and Jodie were squash champions and it was their daughter’s destiny to end up on a squash court. Sobhy, from Sea Cliff, is the seventh ranked squash player in the world and the only American to reach that position. “I never really […]

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Squash, Egyptian Style

Two national champions rule the wall with flicks, nicks, and immense talent. TWO PLAYING STYLES dominate elite squash today: English and Egyptian. The English style emphasizes steadiness, long points, and superior fitness—winning, essentially, by wearing down an opponent’s physical reserves and minimizing one’s own errors. In contrast, the Egyptian style accents the creative and deceptive […]

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Female Athlete of the Year: Amanda Sobhy, a Four-Time Champion

t’s a Sunday in the middle of the spring semester finals period, and Harvard senior Amanda Sobhy is competing at the World Squash Doubles Championships. Calling in from Chicago, Sobhy says that she is finding time to study but that it is difficult to provide full attention to reading notes when you are just an […]

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Events / Competitions

U.S. OPEN: US Star Sobhy Comes Back . to End El Tayeb’s Title Defense

United States No.2 Amanda Sobhy completed an astonishing comeback from two games down to eliminate defending FS Investments U.S. Open champion Nour El Tayeb in round three of the PSA World Tour Platinum tournament held at Philadelphia’s Drexel University. Sobhy, a former World No.6, had spent 10 months on the sidelines due to an achilles […]

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Amanda Sobhy Strikes Double Gold at Pan Ams; Team USA Earns Six Individual and Doubles Medals

Team USA’s Amanda Sobhy and Sabrina Sobhy earned women’s doubles gold medals Wednesday afternoon, before Amanda defeated Sabrina in the women’s individual final Wednesday night to earn Team USA two gold medals at the 2018 Pan American Championships in the Cayman Islands. Wednesday saw the culmination of both the men’s and women’s individual draws and […]

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Sobhy Stars at Cayman Islands Pan Am Championships

After the region’s leading players competed for seven titles over seven days at the Pan American Squash Championships in the Cayman Islands, it was USA’s Amanda Sobhy who emerged as the most decorated athlete with three gold medals at the South Sound Squash Club in Georgetown. The 25-year-old world No.18 from New York kicked off […]

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Sobhy Lands Texas Open Crown

Amanda Sobhy continued her strong return from injury with victory in the final of the Novum Energy Texas Open Women’s Squash Championship. The World No.18, who suffered an Achilles injury a year ago which saw her ranking fall out of the top ten, defeated fellow American Reeham Sedky 11-8 10-12 11-8 11-9 in the first […]

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Amanda Sobhy Claims Fourth National Title on One Year Anniversary of Injury

Exactly one year after rupturing her Achilles, Amanda Sobhy defeated college individual champion Reeham Sedky to earn a fourth career U.S. Women’s Championship title Saturday evening at the Philadelphia Cricket Club. Sedky entered her second consecutive U.S. Women’s Championship final having upset defending champion Olivia Blatchford in Friday’s semifinals, and having completed an undefeated college […]

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Sobhy Makes Triumphant Return in Briggs Cup

Nine months to the weekend after rupturing her Achilles tendon, Amanda Sobhy was back on court playing competitive squash in the WSDA Briggs Cup at the Apawamis Club in Rye, New York. Sobhy & Nikki Todd, a Canadian PSA professional and first-time WSDA competitor, entered the qualifying as the lowest seeded team in the tournament. […]

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Former USA No1 Amanda Sobhy returns to squash in New York after 10-month injury absence

United States No.2 Amanda Sobhy will make her long-awaited comeback from a 10-month injury absence at the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions in New York this week when the 24-year-old Harvard-graduate lines up at the prestigious World Series tournament. Sobhy became the first American-born woman to reach the final of this tournament back in 2016 […]

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Sobhy Marks Comeback With Gohar Upset in Chicago

Team USA’s Amanda Sobhy pulled off her most significant result since returning from a ten-month injury hiatus, upsetting world No. 6 Nouran Gohar to reach the quarterfinals of the 2018 Windy City Open presented by the Walter Family and Equitrust Sunday at the University Club of Chicago. Sobhy came back from a game down to […]

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Sobhy targets Manchester World Championships return after surgery – PSA

World No.6 Amanda Sobhy will be sidelined for most of the year after having surgery on a ruptured left Achilles tendon. But the United States No.1 has her sights set on a return in December’s World Championships in Manchester, England. The surgery came seven days after she suffered the injury in the semi-finals of the […]

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