Team USA's 2015 triple-PanAm Games Gold medal winning hero Amanda Sobhy (ri) pulled off the biggest win of her career, and arguably one of the most significant triumphs in the history of US Squash, as she eliminated defending champion and World No.2 Raneem El Welily (le) 11-5, 6-11, 11-5, 11-6 in the 2nd round of the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions – taking place in her home city of New York.
On the opening day of Women’s action at the 2016 J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions, which for the 1st time in tournament history is offering equal prize money across both the Men’s and Women’s draws, title favourites Nicol David, Laura Massaro and Raneem El Welily, the defending champion, signalled their intentions to triumph on the sport’s grandest stage with a trio of dominant first round performances.
Egypt's world No.2 Raneem El Welily claimed the biggest WSA World Tour squash title of her career when she upset Malaysian favourite Nicol David 14-16, 12-10, 11-7, 11-7 in the final of the Windy City Open in Chicago.
The world's top 2 squash players will contest the women’s final of the Windy City Open after Malaysia's World No.1 Nicol David and Egypt's Raneem El Welily (le), the World No.2, prevailed in contrasting semi-finals in Chicago.
Egypt's Nour El Tayeb (ri) was able to produce the biggest upset in the women’s quarter-finals of the Windy City Open when she downed compatriot Nour El Sherbini (le), the World No.4 in straight games in Chicago, USA.
3rd seed Raneem El Welily and 5th seed Alison Waters (ri) stunned higher-seeded opponents in the semi-finals of the Women's J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions to set up a surprise final at Grand Central Terminal in New York.
The semi-final exit of the event's top two seeds has led to a surprise Anglo/Egyptian Carol Weymuller Open final between 3rd seed Alison Waters and No5 seed Omneya Abdel Kawy at Heights Casino in New York.