QTerminals Qatar Classic 2023 – Reached Semi-Finals

The realm of professional squash is an exhilarating world to be part of, and I had the recent privilege of diving headfirst into the heart of this thrilling sport at the QTerminals Qatar Classic 2023.

Held at the Khalifa International Tennis & Squash Complex in Doha, this tournament served as the second stop on the World Tour Season 9. From September 9 to September 16, 2023, the squash community’s collective gaze was fixated on this prestigious event.

The Khalifa International Tennis & Squash Complex in Doha is a true gem in the world of sports facilities. Its state-of-the-art courts and world-class amenities make it a haven for both tennis and squash fans. The vibrant atmosphere and top-notch facilities at this complex created an unforgettable experience for me.

A Remarkable Journey to the Semifinals

I’m delighted to recount my unforgettable experience, notable for the inclusion of a women’s draw at this tournament, a historic return not seen since 2015

One of the highlights of my Qatar journey was reaching the semifinals, where I competed against some of the top players in the world. The path to the semifinals was a demanding one, characterized by intense matches and fierce competition. The atmosphere was electric, and every victory felt like a testament to years of dedication and hard work

These were my results up to the Semifinal:

1st round Sep. 9, 2023:

[5] Amanda Sobhy (USA): bye

2nd round Sep. 10, 2023:

[5] Amanda Sobhy (USA) bt Salma Eltayeb (EGY): 3-0 (11-9, 11-7, 11-3)

3rd round Sep. 11, 2023:

[5] Amanda Sobhy (USA) bt Amina Orfi (EGY): 3-1 (11-3, 11-13, 11-9, 11-6)

Quarter-finals Sep. 13, 2023:

[5] Amanda Sobhy (USA) bt Nouran Gohar (1) (EGY): 3-0 (12-10, 11-9, 11-1)

Semi-finals Sep. 14, 2023:

[3] Hania El Hammamy (EGY) bt [5] Amanda Sobhy (USA): 0-3 (11-4, 11-6, 12-10)

Luxury and Warmth at the Ritz-Carlton Doha

During my stay in Qatar, I stayed at the Ritz-Carlton Doha, a beacon of luxury and hospitality. The staff at this magnificent establishment showered me with kindness and thoughtful gestures throughout my stay, ensuring that I felt both comfortable and supported. After a long day of intense matches, returning to the Ritz-Carlton was a welcome retreat, providing a serene environment to recharge and refocus.

A Memorable Interview with Qatar News

A great moment of my Qatar journey was the interview I had with Qatar News. It was an opportunity to share my squash journey, the highs and lows, and the passion that fuels my career. The interview took place against the backdrop of the Ritz-Carlton’s stunning squash court, where I demonstrated some of the movements and techniques that make squash such an engaging and dynamic sport. It was an incredible experience to connect with the local audience and promote the sport I love.

A Whirlwind Experience and the Road Ahead

In retrospect, my experience at the QTerminals Qatar Classic 2023 was nothing short of amazing. From the adrenaline-pumping matches in an exceptional sports complex, to the luxurious comforts of the Ritz-Carlton Doha and the insightful Qatar News interview, every moment was a testament to the incredible world of professional squash.

As I look ahead, my journey continues with unwavering determination. The next stop on the world tour is Houston, where I’ll once again have the privilege of competing at the highest level. I deeply appreciate the unwavering support from my team and sponsors, as well as the amazing opportunities that the realm of professional squash consistently presents.

Thank you, Qatar, for an unforgettable experience. Until next time, my squash journey continues, one thrilling match at a time.

Next stop: Houston Southwestern Open 2023 from Sept 27 – Oct 1 2023.