Amanda Sobhy the Boston’s Squash star has become the first US-born player in history to reach the semi-finals of the PSA World Championships presented by the Walter Family following her 3-0 victory over World No.5 Hania El Hammamy under the chandeliers of the University Club of Chicago’s Cathedral Hall earlier today.

The last time a US player was featured in the semi-finals of squash’s most prestigious tournament was back in 2007 when Natalie Grainger reached the last four, but Sobhy ensured that 14-year wait came to an end with a marvelous 11-3, 11-8, 11-9 victory against an opponent ranked two spots above her on the PSA Women’s World Rankings.

“The crowd kept pushing me,” said Sobhy.

Can Amanda Sobhy further make history by beating Nour El Ssherbini to make it to the finals?

Results – Quarter-Finals (Top Half): Women’s 2020-21 PSA World Championships presented by the Walter Family

[1] Nour El Sherbini (EGY) bt [6] Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG) 3-0: 11-6, 12-10, 11-2 (30m)

[5] Amanda Sobhy (USA) bt [4] Hania El Hammamy (EGY) 3-0: 11-3, 11-8, 11-9 (41m)

Draw – Women’s Quarter-Finals (Bottom Half): To Be Played July 20th

[3] Camille Serme (FRA) v [8] Salma Hany (EGY)

[7] Joelle King (NZL) v [2] Nouran Gohar (EGY)

Draw – Women’s Semi-Finals (Top Half): To Be Played July 21st

[1] Nour El Sherbini (EGY) v [5] Amanda Sobhy (USA)