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Canadian Open (women)2023


$51,250 Women's Canadian Open 2023, Toronto Athletic Club, Toronto, Canada, PSA World Tour Bronze
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Canadian Open 2023
Women's Draw
26 - 30 Mar
Toronto, Canada, $51,250k

27 Mar
28 Mar
29 Mar
30 Mar

[1] Amanda Sobhy (USA)
11-1, 11-2, 11-6 (23m)
[9/16] Millie Tomlinson (ENG)

Amanda Sobhy
11-8, 11-7, 12-10 (35m)
Hollie Naughton
Amanda Sobhy
12-10, 11-9, 11-9 (39m)Sabrina Sobhy

Amanda Sobhy
8-11, 11-5, 11-5, 11-6 (49m)
Salma Hany

[5] Hollie Naughton (CAN)
11-9, 11-5, 11-4 (21m)
[9/16] Kenzy Ayman (EGY)
[8] Lucy Beecroft (ENG)
11-3, 11-6, 11-4 (21m)
[9/16] Saskia Beinhard (GER)
Lucy Beecroft
11-6, 9-11, 13-11, 11-7 (48m)
Sabrina Sobhy
[3] Sabrina Sobhy (USA)
11-8, 12-10, 11-2 (28m)
Zeina Zein (EGY)
[4] Olivia Clyne (USA)
11-4, 11-5, 11-4 (25m)
[9/16] Nicole Bunyan (CAN)

Olivia Clyne

8-11, 7-11, 11-6, 11-4, 13-11 (54m)
Sivasangari Subramaniam
Olivia Clyne
11-6, 11-6, 11-9 (34m)
Salma Hany
[6] Sivasangari Subramaniam (MAS)
11-8, 11-4, 11-8 (24m)
[9/16] Cindy Merlo (SUI)
[7] Emily Whitlock (WAL)
10-12, 9-11, 11-8, 11-4, 11-4 (47m)
Nardine Garas (EGY)
Emily Whitlock
11-2, 11-7, 11-5 (23m)
Salma Hany
[9/16] Katie Malliff (ENG)
11-7, 11-5, 11-6 (29m)
[2] Salma Hany (EGY)


[1] Amanda Sobhy (USA) bye
[9/16] Millie Tomlinson (ENG) bt [WC] Nikki Todd (CAN) 11-8, 11-7, 11-3 (24m)
[9/16] Kenzy Ayman (EGY) bt [WC] Niki Shemirani (IRI) 11-5, 11-6, 11-6 (19m)
[5] Hollie Naughton (CAN) bye
[8] Lucy Beecroft (ENG) bye
[9/16] Saskia Beinhard (GER) bt Tessa ter Sluis (NED) 12-10, 5-11, 6-11, 11-9, 11-8 (47m)
Zeina Zein (EGY) bt [9/16] Marina Stefanoni (USA) 11-9, 11-9, 11-8 (34m)
[3] Sabrina Sobhy (USA) bye
[4] Olivia Clyne (USA) bye
[9/16] Nicole Bunyan (CAN) bt Marta Dominguez Fernandez (ESP) 12-10, 11-13, 13-11, 11-8 (50m)
[9/16] Cindy Merlo (SUI) bt Nadia Pfister (SUI) 9-11, 8-11, 11-5, 11-9, 11-8 (48m)
[6] Sivasangari Subramaniam (MAS) bye
[7] Emily Whitlock (WAL) bye
Nardine Garas (EGY) bt [9/16] Grace Gear (ENG) 11-2, 11-9, 10-12, 11-9 (33m)
[9/16] Katie Malliff (ENG) bt Sarah Cardwell (AUS) 11-5, 11-6, 11-7 (25m)
[2] Salma Hany (EGY) bye



Amanda Sobhy Wins 2023 Canadian Women’s Open

Amanda Sobhy is the 2023 Canadian Women’s Open champion after coming from behind to defeat Egypt’s Salma Hany to win her 20th PSA title.

The American fell behind early, but came back hard to get the better of Hany, who appeared to struggle with an injury sustained in game two.

Ahead of tonight’s match, both players had proved themselves worthy of their status as the top two seeds having reached tonight’s final without dropping a game, though US No.1 Sobhy will likely have taken confidence from her dominant 9-0 record against the Egyptian.

The capacity crowds at the stunning Allen Lambert Galleria in Brookfield Place, Toronto, had been treated to thrilling squash all week and today was no different, with both players wowing the crowd in an entertaining opening game.

It was Hany who struck first, with the Egyptian moving Sobhy around the court well and finishing the opening game strongly as she pushed on from 7-5 down to winning 11-8.

Unsurprisingly, Sobhy came back firing in the second game, with the American more accurate in her attacking play and giving Hany, who took an injury break after the game, few opportunities.

After taking the second game 11-5, Sobhy continued to attack in the third, testing an increasingly frustrated Hany’s movement as she moved ahead with a second 11-5 win.

With momentum behind her and oozing confidence, Sobhy looked to put the match to bed rapidly in game four, with the American taking the first four points against the labouring Egyptian.

Despite the efforts of Hany, she could do little as Sobhy continued to win quick fire points, with the American putting the contest to bed with an 11-6 victory.

After being handed her trophy and medal by Canadian legend Jonathon Power, Sobhy said: “It feels great [to have won a 20th title]. That was my goal this week, to win the event, and I’m really pleased that I did it. It was amazing and so great to have [this level of] women’s squash back in Canada!”

After thanking her team and sponsors, she added: “This is the first time in 20 years having the glass court in this venue and it’s been phenomenal all week. I am so glad that I played this event and I want to thank you all for making it happen and showing up day after day to make it happen!”

Hany said: “I’d like to congratulate Amanda for winning today. I’m obviously very gutted to lose another final to her, but we’re not going away from each other. Overall I’m very happy with my week and think I played some amazing squash!”

For both Sobhy and Hany, attention turns immediately to the British Open, which is returning to Birmingham after a 22-year hiatus and will be played 9-16 April.
Semi Finals

A. Sobhy Beats S.Sobhy and Hany Crushes Clyne

Amanda Sobhy

Everything appeared to be going to plan for the top seed in the opener, with Amanda Sobhy racing into a 6-1 lead. Sabrina, however, showed impressive tenacity and cut down on the errors as she played a careful game and timed her attacks well to take nine of the next twelve points to earn a game ball at 10-9.

The No.3 seed was unable to convert, though, with Amanda saving the game ball and then converting her first to take the opener 12-10.

The US No.1 then doubled her lead with a hard-fought 11-9 win to get one foot through the door of the final.

Both players threw everything at each other in a tight third game, with Sabrina Sobhy using width well to nullify her older sister’s attack.

At 8-7 up in game three, Sabrina had opportunities to force her way back into the match, but a costly error allowed Amanda to regain the momentum and earn two match balls at 10-8.

Sabrina saved one match ball, but was powerless to save the second, with Amanda securing her spot in the final with her second 11-9 win of the contest.

Afterwards, Amanda Sobhy said: “I wanted to go out there and show her that I’m top dog in the Sobhy family for a reason and she’s going to have to work to beat me. I know she’s going to come back stronger again and it’s going to be just as tough, but I’m going to try and hold on for as long as I can with the winning streak!”

Salma Hany

While Hany’s result was the same scoreline as Sobhy’s, her win over USA’s Clyne was far more comprehensive.

The Egyptian was in a dominant mood in the opener, with the 26-year-old’s power and accuracy proving potent against the bustling style of the American as she moved into the lead with an 11-6 win.

Hany then doubled her lead with another 11-6 win, with Clyne struggling for accuracy at times and the Egyptian content to play the fundamentals.

The American pushed higher up the court in the third game and caused Hany a number of problems, particularly when going short, but the World No.14 had too much quality, firing in crowd-pleasing winners of her own to wrap up the match with an 11-9 victory.

“I’m very happy with today’s performance. Olivia’s such an amazing player and has been playing really well since the beginning of the season. I’m obviously very proud of how I managed the game and am very happy to be through in three,” Hany said afterwards.

The final of the Canadian Women’s Open will be played tomorrow (30th March) from 19:45 (GMT-4). Watch the action live on SQUASHTV.

For more information on the event, Where available see the PSA Live Scores page, or follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & TikTok.
Quarter Finals

Sobhy Ends Home Hope in Canadian Women's Open to Set Up Semi Final v Sister Sabrina

Amanda Sobhy

USA's top seed Amanda Sobhy put in a near-perfect performance as she overcame last Canadian standing Hollie Naughton to reach the Canadian Women's Open semi final, where she will face sister Sabrina Sobhy.

The World No.5 attacked the front brilliantly from the first point of an exciting tie, played in front of a partisan capacity crowd at in the stunning Allen Lambert Galleria in Brookfield Place, Toronto.

After taking the first two games 11-8, 11-7, Sobhy's dominance was briefly threatened when 2022 Commonwealth Games silver medallist Naughton saved two match balls to force a tie break in game three, but the American No.1 held her nerve well to finish the match with a 12-10 victory.

"The pressure was on me as the top seed and she really had nothing to lose so credit to her for coming out with a strong performance and I’m so happy to have played the end of the game really well,” Sobhy said afterwards.

Joining Sobhy in tomorrow's semi final will be younger sister Sabrina, who will face Amanda after coming through an entertaining encounter with England's Lucy Beecroft.

Sabrina Sobhy

Sobhy had looked in trouble when at 1-1, she went game ball down at 10-9 in game three, but the 26-year-old dug in well to rescue the situation, eventually winning the game 13-11 and then taking the fourth 11-7 to make it through.

Salma Hany

In the other half of the draw, USA's Olivia Clyne will face Egypt's Salma Hany after Clyne came back from match ball down to beat the resurgent Sivasangari Subramaniam - who yesterday secured her first Tour win after an eight-month injury layoff - in a thriller and Hany breezed past Emily Whitlock in straight games.

Olivia Clyne

“Honestly, I’m a bit speechless,” Clyne said.

“When you’re 2-0 down and [there are] things going through your head, a lot of talk and a lot of chatter, and honestly I just tried to lean in to being tough and being resilient!”

The semi finals of the Canadian Women’s Open will be played tomorrow (29th March) from 19:00 (GMT-4). Watch the action live on SQUASHTV.

For more information on the event, Where available see the PSA Live Scores page, or follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & TikTok.
Round Two

Hopes of Home Winner Alive as Naughton Impresses in Toronto

Hollie Naughton

Hollie Naughton will lead the charge for a home winner at the 2023 Canadian Women’s Open after reaching the quarter finals of the Bronze event at the Allen Lambert Galleria in Toronto.

The Canadian No.1 was initially troubled by the pace and accuracy of Egyptian 19-year-old Kenzy Ayman before finding her rhythm to pull away from 4-3 down to an 11-9 winner in game one.

No.5 seed Naughton, roared on by the capacity crowd, seemed increasingly assured as the match progressed, with the World No.18 hitting a number of exciting winners as she took the match in straight games with 11-5 and 11-4 wins.

Afterwards, Naughton said: “I was definitely a bit nervous coming out here and playing in front of this crowd.

“It’s special to have an event here and get this opportunity to play in front of everyone, I’m just happy to be on and off in three and get into my groove for the next round.”

Naughton will play top seed Amanda Sobhy in the quarter final after the World No.5 cruised past England's Millie Tomlinson.

Elsewhere, Malaysia’s Sivasangari Subramaniam recorded her first World Tour win since returning from an eight-month absence following a serious traffic accident with an impressive 3-0 win over Switzerland’s Cindy Merlo.

The quarter finals of the Canadian Women’s Open will be played tomorrow (28th March) from 17:30 (GMT-4). Watch the action live on  SQUASHTV.

For more information on the event, Where available see the PSA Live Scores page, or follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & TikTok.
Round 1

Egyptian Zeina Zein celebrates a first win on the World Tour

Zeina Zein

The Canadian Women’s Open got off to an exciting start, with three glass court matches and two traditional matches taking place.

In the opening match on the Jonathon Power glass court at the Allen Lambert Galleria, Canadian-Egyptian Zeina Zein recorded her first win on the World Tour after beating USA’s World No.61 Marina Stefanoni in straight games.

World No.67 Zein, who was playing in her first Bronze event on the World Tour after first round exits at the Platinum level El Gouna International and the Hong Kong Open in 2022, was too strong throughout for Stefanoni, with the Alexandria native using width well to run out a 11-9, 11-9, 11-8 winner in 34 minutes.

Afterwards, Zein said: “I’m so happy. That’s my biggest win!

“I really enjoy playing here. I love the organisation; every tournament I’ve played [in Canada] is amazing. I’m always excited to come here and play!”

Elsewhere on the glass court, it was defeat for both Canadian wildcards. First, England’s Millie Tomlinson recorded a comfortable 3-0 victory over World No.124 Nikki Todd before Egypt’s Kenzy Ayman did the same to Iranian-born Canadian World No.216 Niki Shemirani.

On the court at the Toronto Athletic Club, Cindy Merlo fought back from two games down to get the better of Swiss compatriot Nadia Pfister, while Egypt’s World No.63 Nadine Garas beat English World No.53 Grace Gear 3-1.

The evening session of the Canadian Women’s Open is underway right now, with three matches taking place on the glass court in the stunning Allen Lambert Galleria.

All of the action from the Canadian Women’s Open will be shown live on SQUASHTV.

For more information on the event, Where available see the PSA Live Scores page, or follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & TikTok.

Three Americans In Top Four Seeds

Amanda Sobhy (right) and Olivia Clyne (left) will both be in action in Toronto this week
Amanda Sobhy (right) and Olivia Clyne (left) will both be in action in Toronto

The Canadian Women’s Open gets underway tomorrow, with 24 women descending on Toronto for the PSA World Tour Bronze level tournament.

An all-glass court has been erected in the stunning Allen Lambert Galleria, a six-storey high pedestrian walkway made of glass and steel, in one of the coolest venues the Tour has seen. The traditional courts at the Toronto Athletic Club will also host a handful of matches this week.

Among the top four seeds, there will be an American trio. The Sobhy sisters, Amanda and Sabrina, along with compatriot Olivia Clyne, will all be in action. World No.5 Amanda Sobhy will be the top seed this week, and she will face either England’s Millie Tomlinson or wildcard Nikki Todd in the second round.

She could face younger sister Sabrina in the semi-finals. The No.3 seed will begin her week in Monday’s second round against either fellow American Marina Stefanoni or Egypt’s Zeina Zein. Olivia Clyne is in the other half of the draw, and she will take on either Canadian Nicole Bunyan or Spanish No.2 Marta Dominguez Fernandez in the last 16.

Egypt’s Salma Hany will be the tournament’s No.2 seed, while home favourite Hollie Naughton will be hoping to do well on Canadian soil. Malaysia’s Sivasangari Subramaniam, Welsh No.2 Emily Whitlock and England’s Lucy Beecroft make up the rest of the seeds for the tournament.

All of the action from the Canadian Women’s Open will be shown live on SQUASHTV

For more information on the event, Where available see the PSA Live Scores page, or follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & TikTok. Selected PSA Tour Events will also be shown live on SQUASHTV.

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