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Squash - 01. May 2010.

Teenager Sobhy Celebrates Historic Tour Success

Racquet Club International, St Louis, Missouri, USA

[2] Amanda Sobhy (USA) bt [1] Alana Miller (CAN) 11-3, 11-6, 12-10

American teenager Amanda Sobhy secured her place in Squash history when she won the Women's Racquet Club International in the USA to become the first player to claim three Tour titles as a 16-year-old.

Second seed Sobhy scored her surprise 11-3, 11-6, 12-10 victory over Alana Miller, the 29-year-old top seed from Canada, in the final of the $12,150 WISPA World Tour championship at The Racquet Club in St Louis.

The previous record was held by reigning world number one Nicol David, the Malaysian who won her second WISPA Tour title at the KL Open in July 2000 just a month before her 17th birthday.

When asked how she felt about her historic achievement, Sobhy exclaimed: "It feels amazing, I didn't really think about it before the match but now that it is over it just amazing.

"I just called my mom and all I could hear was screaming!!!"

The New York youngster began her record-breaking WISPA World Tour run at the Liberty Bell Open in Philadelphia in January. A month later, the left-hander clinched her second Tour title on home soil at the Delaware State Open - again beating the event's top seed in the final.

And Sobhy, already ranked 46 in the world, has every chance of extending her remarkable record - as her 17th birthday is not until 29 June!
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