Gohar and Sobhy with shocking results at ToC!

“It’s my biggest win. Laura is the World No.1 and she beat me six times before so to beat her 3-2 in a very tough match like this is awesome. It’s unbelievable for me,” Nouran Gohar said.

A number of surprise results lit up the quarter-final stage of the 2016 Women’s J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions. Egypt’s Nouran Gohar (ri) and USA No.1 Amanda Sobhy catching the eye after they both rose to cause stunning upsets against World No.1 Laura Massaro and England No.2 Alison Waters, respectively.

World No.10 Gohar had lost to Lancashire’s Massaro in all six of the pair’s previous meetings on the PSA World Tour but a virtuoso performance from the young Egyptian saw her end her losing streak with a 10-12, 11-9, 5-11, 11-8, 11-9 victory and add Massaro’s name to her list of scalps this season, which also includes Malaysian superstar Nicol David and World No.4 Camille Serme. “I’m so, so happy, I can’t feel anything right now,” said Gohar.

Sobhy will meet the Egyptian in the semi-final fixture after she achieved an impressive straight games victory (12-10, 11-3, 11-9) over last year’s runner-up Waters. “It feels great, I’m really relieved that I managed to win in the end,” said a delighted Sobhy.

Results: J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions – Women’s Quarter-Finals
[8] Nouran Gohar (EGY) bt [3] Laura Massaro (ENG) 10-12, 11-9, 5-11, 11-8, 11-9 (77m)
[10] Amanda Sobhy (USA) bt [6] Alison Waters (ENG) 12-10, 11-3, 11-9 (38m)
[7] Nour El Sherbini (EGY) bt [4] Camille Serme (FRA) 11-4, 11-9, 8-11, 8-11, 11-8 (74m)
[2] Nicol David (MAS) bt [5] Omneya Abdel Kawy (EGY) 11-6, 10-12, 10-12, 11-3, 11-5 (56m)

Draw: J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions – Women’s Semi-Finals
[8] Nouran Gohar (EGY) v [10] Amanda Sobhy (USA)
[7] Nour El Sherbini (EGY) v [2] Nicol David (MAS)