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Ibrahim Stuns Mohamed On Day One Detroit Shock

8 Feb 2023

World No.37 Sana Ibrahim sprang the shock of the day as she downed fellow Egyptian Farida Mohamed, the world No.16, in five games in the opening round of the DAC Pro Squash Classic in Detroit, USA.

Ibrahim went into the match at the Detroit Athletic Club with a 2/0 losing record against Mohamed but put in an inspired performance to win 11-9, 9-11, 11-3, 5-11, 11-4 in 47minutes.

There were two more rankings upsets on day one as Egypt's world No.33 Yathreb Adel won her 150th PSA World Tour match by defeating South Africa's world No.25 Alexandra Fuller and England's world No.34 Lucy Turmel beat Canada's world No.18 Hollie Naughton.

For the hosts, Olivia Clyne and Sabrina Sobhy progressed to the next round, where they will join American compatriot and No.4 seed Olivia Fiechter after wins over Hong Kong's Chan Sin Yuk and Egypt's Mariam Metwally, respectively.

Elsewhere, Egypt's Nada Abbas marked her return to action by coming from behind to beat Scottish wildcard Alison Thomson to earn a 100th win on the tour.