El Sherbini Stays at World No.1 for 20th Successive
Egyptian World Champion Nour El Sherbini has recorded a 20th successive
month at World No.1 after the PSA Womenís World Rankings were released
today (December 1).
The 22-year-old from Alexandria - who will kickstart her efforts to win
a third consecutive World Championship title between December 11-17 in
Manchester - defeated World No.2 Raneem El Welily in the final of the
Hong Kong Open last month to extend her lead over her compatriot at the
summit of the World Rankings.
Franceís Camille Serme stays at No.3, marginally ahead of World No.4
Laura Massaro, while 2016 Hong Kong Open champion Nouran Gohar completes
an unchanged top five.
The rest of the top 10 is also unchanged, with eight-time World Champion
Nicol David staying at No.6, while Englandís Sarah-Jane Perry (No.7),
Egyptís Nour El Tayeb (No.8), New Zealandís Joelle King (No.9) and
Alison Waters all retain their spots in the top 10.
Elsewhere, United States No.1 Olivia Blatchford is on the rise to a
career-high No.12 ranking, swapping places with Emily Whitlock, who
drops to No.13.
After becoming the first ever female Welsh player to reach a World
Series quarter-final last month in Hong Kong, Tesni Evans is rewarded
with a two-place increase to a career-best No.14 ranking, overtaking
Indiaís Joshna Chinappa, who drops to No.15.
Englandís Victoria Lust also falls a place to No.16 ahead of Australiaís
Donna Urquhart, who remains at No.17. Hong Kongís Joey Chan, Egyptís
Salma Hany Ibrahim and Indiaís Dipika Pallikal Karthik take the last
three places in the top 20.