The best birthday present ever!

In the 1st semi-final of the Women’s World Junior Squash Championship US girl Amanda Sobhy (pic) made herself the best 17th birthday present, when she beat defending champion and top seed Nour El Sherbini in straight games (12-10, 14-12, 11-9). Sobhy is the first American to reach the world junior final in sixteen editions of the event. The second semi-final featured upset No.2, when 4th seed Egyptian Nour El Tayeb overcame Indian beauty Dipika Pallikal 15-13, 11-9, 11-9. After being runner-up last year, Tayeb makes her second consecutive final.