Amanda Sobhy (United States) - World #18
Charismatic American Amanda Sobhy is one of the leading players on the PSA World Tour and looks set to battle at the top of the World Rankings for years to come. She secured her first Tour title in January 2010 at the Liberty Bell Open and, after following that up with the Delaware State Open and the Racquet Club International, she became the first player to claim three Tour titles as a 16-year-old. In 2010 she became the the first player from the United States to win the World Junior Championship after a defeat of Nour El Tayeb in the showpiece event. Sobhy rounded off the 2014/15 season in style, defeating El Tayeb to lift the Texas Open, her first International 35 title. Sobhy graduated from Harvard University during the 2014/15 season after completing a degree in social anthropology and was named PSA Women's Young Player of the Year in May 2015. The 2015/16 season saw Sobhy cement her status as a top 10 player and she reached her first World Series final in January 2016’s Tournament of Champions, narrowly missing out to Nour El Sherbini in New York. She also qualified for the season-ending PSA Dubai World Series Finals, where she exited at the group stage.