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05/02/2017
Women's May Rankings

El Welily Returns to World No.2 in Women’s May Rankings

Egyptian shot-making sensation Raneem El Welily’s runner-up finish at last month’s Orascom Development PSA Women’s World Championship has seen her rise two places to sit at World No.2 on the latest PSA Women’s World Rankings, released today (May 1).

El Welily, the 28-year-old based in Cairo, became the first Egyptian female World No.1 in any sport back in September 2015 when she ended eight-time World Champion Nicol David’s unprecedented nine-year reign atop the World Rankings.

And she moved back into the world’s top two for the first time this year courtesy of her run to the World Championship final three weeks ago in El Gouna, where she lost out to current World No.1 Nour El Sherbini, who lifted the biggest prize on the Women’s Tour for the second time in her career.

El Welily defeated France’s Camille Serme in the semi-final stage, with Serme staying at World No.3, one place ahead of British Open champion Laura Massaro, who fell to El Welily in the last eight, and two places ahead of the other semi-finalist, Nouran Gohar.

Malaysia’s David remains at No.6, while England’s Sarah-Jane Perry rises a spot to a career-high No.7 ranking. United States No.1 Amanda Sobhy - who is currently out with an achilles injury - Alison Waters and New Zealand’s Joelle King round off the top 10.

Elsewhere in the top 20, England’s Victoria Lust has risen to No.15, while Tesni Evans of Wales moves up two places to a career-best No.16 ranking, one place ahead of Olivia Blatchford, who also sits at a career-high ranking.

Australia’s Donna Urquhart drops a place to No.18, with Hong Kong’s Joey Chan and Egypt’s Salma Hany Ibrahim completing the top 20.

Meanwhile, former World No.4 Omneya Abdel Kawy drops out of the top 20 for the first time since November 2012, falling from No.15 to No.21.

PSA Women’s World Rankings Top 20 - May 2017
 

Full Women's Rankings

Rank Prev Player............................ Pts Ctry

 1

 =  Nour El Sherbini

1,439

 EGY

2

2

Raneem El Welily

1,246

EGY

3

=

Camille Serme

1,245

FRA

4

2

Laura Massaro

1,133

ENG

5

=

Nouran Gohar

967

EGY

6

=

Nicol David

796

MAS

7

1

Sarah-Jane Perry

706

ENG

8

1

Amanda Sobhy

660

USA

9

=

Alison Waters

501

ENG

10

=

Joelle King

437

NZL

11

=

Annie Au

430

HKG

12

=

Nour El Tayeb

413

EGY

13

=

Emily Whitlock

396

ENG

14

=

Joshna Chinappa

382.

IND

15

1

Victoria Lust

307

ENG

16

2

Tesni Evans

301

WAL

17

2

Olivia Blatchford

291

USA

18

1

Donna Urquhart

280

AUS

19

1

Joey Chan

256

HKG

20

1

Salma Hany Ibrahim

241

EGY

Full Women's Rankings


 


 

 

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