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30/04/2017
Women's May Rankings

 


El Welily Cuts Gap on El Sherbini in Womenís World Rankings

Raneem El Welily's title win at the inaugural womenís El Gouna International last week has cut the gap between her and current World No.1 Nour El Sherbini to under 250 points after the PSA Women's World Rankings for May were released today (May 1).

An imperious display inside the all-glass showcourt held on El Gounaís marina saw El Welily defeat El Sherbini 3-1 in the title decider with the points gap between the two now at its lowest since January of this year.

El Sherbini, El Welily and their compatriot Nour El Tayeb make up an all-Egyptian womenís top three which, after Marwan ElShorbagy joined older brother Mohamed and U.S. Open champion Ali Farag in the top three of the menís World Rankings, means that the top ranking spots in both the menís and womenís rankings are taken up by an Egyptian trio for the first time in history.

New Zealandís Joelle King is the only non-Egyptian in the top five as she stays at No.4, a place ahead of Nouran Gohar, who remains at No.5.

The rest of the top 10 is unchanged as Camille Serme (No.6), Laura Massaro (No.7), Sarah-Jane Perry (No.8), Nicol David (No.9) and Alison Waters take up the final spots inside.

Hong Kongís Annie Au stays at No.11, with Tesni Evans (No.12), Olivia Blatchford (No.13), Joshna Chinappa (No.14) and Victoria Lust completing an unchanged top 15.

Egyptís Salma Hany is one of the few movers in the top 20 as she moves up to a career-high No.16 ranking, switching places with Australiaís Donna Urquhart, while Indiaís Dipika Pallikal Karthik stays at No.18.

Hong Kongís Joey Chan moves up three places to No.19, while 17-year-old Egyptian Hania El Hammamy - who in March 2015 became the first player born in the 21st century to win a PSA World Tour title - rises into the top 20 for the first time in her career.

PSA Women's World Rankings Top 20 - May 2018
 

Full Women's Rankings

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

1

=

Nour El Sherbini

1,841

EGY

2

=

Raneem El Welily

1,478

EGY

3

=

Nour El Tayeb

1,275

EGY

4

=

Joelle King

831

NZL

5

=

Nouran Gohar

771

EGY

6

=

Camille Serme

68

FRA

7

=

Laura Massaro

620

ENG

8

=

Sarah-Jane Perry

536

ENG

9

=

Nicol David

507

MAS

10

=

Alison Waters

470

ENG

11

=

Annie Au

438

HKG

12

=

Tesni Evans

391

WAL

13

=

Olivia Blatchford

329

USA

14

=

Joshna Chinappa

321

IND

15

=

Victoria Lust

316

ENG

16

↑1

Salma Hany

305

EGY

17

↑1

Donna Urquhart

293

AUS

18

=

Dipika Pallikal Karthik

255

IND

19

↑3

Joey Chan

253

HKG

20

↑1

Hania El Hammamy

245

EGY

Full Women's Rankings

 


 

 

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