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Gaynor Cup: Sobhy and Perry Set Up Title Decider

Top seeds Amanda Sobhy and Sarah-Jane Perry will go head-to-head in the final of the Bahl and Gaynor Cincinnati Gaynor Cup later today after they beat Hania El Hammamy and Olivia Blatchford Clyne, respectively, in their semi-final fixtures.

World No.8 Sobhy has reached her first PSA World Tour final since September’s Open de France after the United States No.1 dethroning defending champion El Hammamy by an 11-7, 4-11, 12-10, 11-7 scoreline.

In six previous matches, split over two years, El Hammamy had never dropped a game at this tournament but unforced errors proved to be her undoing against Sobhy. The young Egyptian squandered a game ball at 10-9 up in the third, and that proved crucial as Sobhy came back to take it on the tie-break, before holding off the World Junior Champion in the fourth to book her place in the final.

A packed crowd in Cincinnati looked set to witness two American wins as US No.2 Olivia Blatchford Clyne went a game up against Perry and led 7-5 in the second. However, she was knocked for six after an accidental collision, and she never quite looked the same after that point as Perry came back to level, before completing a 7-11, 11-8, 11-9, 11-4 victory to make it back-to-back PSA finals.

Sobhy and Perry will clash at 18:45 (GMT-5) on Monday February 24. Live scoring is available here, while action will be streamed live on the Gaynor Cup YouTube Channel.

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Results – Semi-Finals: 2020 Bahl and Gaynor Cincinnati Gaynor Cup
[1] Amanda Sobhy (USA) bt [3] Hania El Hammamy (EGY) 3-1: 11-7, 4-11, 12-10, 11-7 (48m)
[2] Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG) bt [4] Olivia Blatchford Clyne (USA) 3-1: 7-11, 11-8, 11-9, 11-4 (51m)

Draw – Final
[1] Amanda Sobhy (USA) v [2] Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG)

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