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Amanda Sobhy at the Oracle NetSuite Open in San Francisco

Sobhy Becomes First US-Born Player to Reach World’s Top Three

Philadelphia-based Amanda Sobhy has become the first US-born player in history to reach the top three of the PSA World Rankings following the release of the women’s rankings for October.

Sobhy, 28, is the first US player to rank inside the top three since Natalie Grainger in November 2009 and enjoyed a successful September, winning her biggest event so far at the Oracle NetSuite Open and reaching the semi-finals of the CIB Egyptian Open. She is rewarded with a three-place jump to No.3.

She overtakes Camille Serme – who stays at No.4 – while Nour El Tayeb drops two places to No.5. Nour El Sherbini remains at No.1 ahead of CIB Egyptian Open runner-up Nouran Gohar.

Hania El Hammamy drops to No.6 ahead of Sarah-Jane Perry (No.7), Joelle King (No.8), Salma Hany (No.9) and Rowan Elaraby (No.10).

There is double delight for Team USA, with Olivia Clyne rising one place to No.11, and she sits a place ahead of Joshna Chinappa, who drops a spot to No.12.

Canada’s Danielle Letourneau also enjoys a move up to a career-high ranking of No.19, while USA’s Olivia Fiechter moves up two places to No.20, replacing compatriot Sabrina Sobhy inside the top 20, with Sobhy dropping three places to No.21.

Canada’s Hannah Blatt is the biggest mover on the women’s tour and has moved up 113 places to No.202 after reaching the quarter-finals of the Nash Cup as well as the last 16 of the GWC Squash House Challenger 5. Tamara Holzbauerová of Czech Republic has also enjoyed an impressive rise in this month’s rankings, moving up 106 places courtesy of a quarter-final finish at the Bremer Schlüssel.

PSA Women’s World Rankings Top 20 – October 2021

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