Sobhy Delights Home Crowd To Reach Round Three Of J.P. Morgan Tournament Of ChampionsBack to News
USA’s Sabrina Sobhy delighted her home crowd with an excellent 3-0 triumph against Sivasangari Subramaniam to book her place in round three of the 2024 J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions in New York.
Sobhy, who was meeting Subramaniam for the second time on the PSA World Tour in the space of a couple of months, avenged her defeat at the Hong Kong Football Club Open to progress to the third round by winning 11-9, 11-7, 11-4.
“Coming into this match I thought it was going to be closer. I knew it was going to be really hard – the score didn’t necessarily display how difficult it was,” she said.
“Siva [Subramaniam] is always such a threat; if you ever give her anything open it could be in the nick immediately. “I tried to be focused and present. At the end when I had a comfortable lead I couldn’t think about winning at all because I knew she could have easily got six, seven, eight points in a row.
“She has that much talent and that much capability and it’s always going to be a battle regardless.”
In the men’s draw, reigning champion Diego Elias made a successful start to his title defence by dispatching tournament wildcard Andrew Douglas 3-0, while World No.27 Nathan Lake pulled off the biggest shock result of the day, coming back from one game down to defeat World No.16 Mohamed ElSherbini.
Round three of the 2024 J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions begins tomorrow from 12:00 (GMT-5), with the top half of the draw. All eight matches will be held at the iconic all-glass court inside Grand Central Terminal and streamed live on SQUASHTV.