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31/03/2017
WOMEN'S April RANKINGS


Massaro Rises to World No.2 in April Women’s Rankings

England’s Laura Massaro has moved back into the world’s top two for the first time since November 2016 after the PSA Women’s World Rankings for April were released.

Massaro became the first Englishwoman since Janet Morgan in 1951 to lift the iconic Allam British Open title for a second time when she triumphed in an all-English final with Sarah-Jane Perry in Hull last weekend.

That victory was enough to propel the 33-year-old Lancastrian to the World No.2 spot, one place behind World Champion Nour El Sherbini, who fell to Massaro in the semi-finals of the sport’s longest-running tournament.

As a result, Camille Serme, Raneem El Welily and Nouran Gohar all move down a place to round out the top five, while Nicol David’s first Tour title since 2015 at the Ciudad de Floridablanca sees her rise to No.6.

Amanda Sobhy - who is currently out of action with a ruptured achilles tendon - falls to No.7 - while Perry sits at No.8. England’s Alison Waters and Joelle King complete the world’s
top 10.

Annie Au, Nour El Tayeb and Emily Whitlock are on the rise to sit at respective rankings of No.11, No.12 and No.13, with Whitlock claiming a career-high ranking after her quarter-final finish in Hull. Egypt’s Omneya Abdel Kawy drops six places to No.15.

Elsewhere, in the top 20, Donna Urquhart and Tesni Evans both move up one place to sit at No.17 and a career-best No.18, respectively, while US No.2 Olivia Blatchford makes her debut in the world’s top 20, rising up eight places to No.19 courtesy of her runner-up berth in Floridablanca.

Hong Kong’s Joey Chan drops three places from No.17 and the 28-year-old rounds out the top 20.

PSA Women’s World Rankings Top 20 - April 2017

Full Women's Rankings
Rank Prev Player............................ Pts Ctry
 1  =  Nour El Sherbini

1,636

 EGY

2

3

Laura Massaro

1,283

ENG

3

1

Camille Serme

1,188

FRA

4

1

Raneem El Welily

1,153

EGY

5

1

Nouran Gohar

967

EGY

6

1

Nicol David

796

MAS

7

1

Amanda Sobhy

748

USA

8

=

Sarah-Jane Perry

670

ENG

9

1

Alison Waters

501

ENG

10

1

Joelle King

437

NZL

11

1

Annie Au

430

HKG

12

1

Nour El Tayeb

413

EGY

13

2

Emily Whitlock

371

ENG

14

=

Joshna Chinappa

350

IND

15

6

Omneya Abdel Kawy

316

EGY

16

=

Victoria Lust

285

ENG

17

1

Donna Urquhart

280

AUS

18

1

Tesni Evans

278

WAL

19

8

Olivia Blatchford

268

USA

20

3

Joey Chan

250

HKG

Full Women's Rankings

 


 

 

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