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Squash - 15. October 2010.

Womens Squash-Sobhy Storms To Brazilian Success

RESULTS: Lopes Royal Open, Brasilia, Brazil

1st round:
[1] Line Hansen (DEN) bye
Sabrina Sobhy (USA) bt [7] Pamela Anckermann (GUA) 7-11, 6-11, 11-7, 11-4, 12-10 (40m)
[3] Coline Aumard (FRA) bt Pricila Casteliano (BRA) 11-3, 11-4, 11-3 (22m)
[6] Sandra Polak (AUT) bt Andrea Oliviera (BRA) 11-9, 11-4, 11-6 (19m)
[5] Thaisa Serafini (BRA) bt Adriana Brill (BRA) 11-4, 11-5, 11-5 (22m)
[4] Milou van der Heijden (NED) bt Shirlei Cristina Pontes (BRA) 11-2, 11-4, 11-3 (20m)
[8] Tatiana Damasio Borges (BRA) bt Marina Costa (BRA) 11-8, 11-8, 11-4 (23m)
[2] Amanda Sobhy (USA) bye
Quarter-finals:
[1] Line Hansen (DEN) bt Sabrina Sobhy (USA) 11-5, 11-4, 11-6 (24m)
[3] Coline Aumard (FRA) bt [6] Sandra Polak (AUT) 11-8, 11-5, 11-7 (22m)
[5] Thaisa Serafini (BRA) bt [4] Milou van der Heijden (NED) 11-5, 11-2, 11-6 (32m)
[2] Amanda Sobhy (USA) bt [8] Tatiana Damasio Borges (BRA) 11-7, 11-6, 11-5 (38m)
Semi-finals:
[1] Line Hansen (DEN) bt [3] Coline Aumard (FRA) 11-7, 11-7, 11-4 (32m)
[2] Amanda Sobhy (USA) bt [5] Thaisa Serafini (BRA) 11-7, 11-9, 11-6 (27m)
Final:
[2] Amanda Sobhy (USA) bt [1] Line Hansen (DEN) 11-6, 8-11, 11-6, 11-9 (42m)


New York teenager Amanda Sobhy continued her relentless assault on titles on the WISPA World Squash Tour when she won the $12,900 Women's Lopes Royal Open at the MDO Squash Club in the Brazil capital Brasilia.

Runner-up in the US Open in Chicago earlier in the month, 17-year-old Sobhy went one better when she upset top-seeded Dane Line Hansen 11-6, 8-11, 11-6, 11-9 in 42 minutes in the climax of the first WISPA Tour event to be staged in Brasilia.

The triumph marks Sobhy's fifth - and biggest - Tour title. It follows a remarkable run for the youngster who in Chicago became the youngest player ever to reach the final of her country's longest established squash tournament; in June became the World Junior Champion; and in May became the first 16-year-old to notch up four Tour titles.

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