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Sabrina Sobhy Wins Back-to-Back PSA Titles

Sobhy against Adel in the Monte Carlo Classic final.

Team USA’s Sabrina Sobhy has won back-to-back PSA titles in recent weeks–the $12,000 London Open and $20,000 Monte Carlo Classic–her first two titles as a full-time touring professional.

In November, the twenty-three-year-old captured what was then her largest career PSA title to date in London. Sobhy took out the tournament’s top two seeds on her way to the title as the six seed, including an emphatic three-game final against England’s Jasmine Hutton.

This week, Sobhy traveled to Monaco where she entered the Monte Carlo Classic as the four seed. The Harvard graduate prevailed in a four-game quarterfinal against former world No. 13 Donna Lobban, and then produced a five-game semifinal upset over Egypt’s world No. 23 Zeina Mickawy 15-13, 7-11, 9-11, 11-8, 11-7.

Sobhy then produced her most impressive result of either tournament in the final against Egypt’s top seed and world No. 16 Yathreb Adel on Friday, December 13. Sobhy dispatched Adel 11-3, 12-10, 11-5 in thirty-two minutes to go one better than London and set a new PSA title career-high mark with the $20,000 title.

Sobhy, who won two gold medals at the Pan American Games this summer, has now won three PSA titles in 2019 and has an opportunity to close out the calendar year with a fourth as the two seed in the $12,000 Pakistan International, December 15-19.

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