Sobhy returns to Tournament of Champions after torn Achilles

NEW YORK (AP) Amanda Sobhy will compete next month at Grand Central Station in the Tournament of Champions, her first squash tournament since the highest-ranked American tore her Achilles tendon.

Event officials announced Tuesday that Sobhy will play in the tournament held Jan. 18-25 at Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central.

Sohby was No. 6 in the world when she was injured during a March match and sidelined from the Professional Squash Association tour.

Defending champion Camille Serme of France returns for the event in New York. Runner-up Sobhy will be joined by two Americans in the field – No. 12 Olivia Blatchford and 15-year-old Marina Stefanoni, who received a wild card.

On the men’s side, defending champion Karim Abdel Gawad of Egypt and No. 1 Gregory Gaultier of France lead the field.