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30/11/2018
Women's December Rankings

El Welily is New Womenís World No.1

Egyptís Raneem El Welily has become the new womenís World No.1 after the PSA Womenís World Rankings for December were released today (December 1).

El Welily became the first female Egyptian in any sport to become World No.1 when she ended Nicol Davidís record nine-year reign at World No.1 back in September 2015. She then topped the rankings for four months until surrendering the spot to Englandís Laura Massaro in January 2016.

But her run to the final of the Hong Kong Open last week - coupled with a quarter-final defeat for compatriot Nour El Sherbini - means that the 29-year-old has once again claimed the coveted World No.1 spot, ending El Sherbiniís 31-month reign in the process.

"I started this season with the target of doing my best in every tournament and every match, to try and make it to as many finals possible and hopefully maybe win a title or two," said El Welily.

"I was lucky to have a good start to the season, but the second half of the season will definitely be very exciting. The women's game is currently so competitive, and each girl is proving to be at her best this season."

El Sherbini drops to No.2 ahead of compatriot Nour El Tayeb, while New Zealandís Joelle King rises three places to No.4 after she beat El Welily in Hong Kong to win her first PSA World Tour Platinum title. Franceís Camille Serme completes the top five.

Elsewhere, Sarah-Jane Perry (No.6) becomes the new England No.1, with the previous holder of that honour - Laura Massaro - tumbling three places to No.8 to record her lowest ranking since March 2011.

Nouran Gohar rises to No.7, while Walesí Tesni Evans and Englandís Alison Waters close out the top 10. Malaysiaís eight-time World Champion Nicol David drops out of the top 10, falling two places to No.12.

Hong Kongís Annie Au rises a spot to No.11, with United States No.1 Amanda Sobhy staying at No.13. Englandís Victoria Lust rises two places to No.14, while Indiaís Joshna Chinappa falls to No.15.

Egyptís Salma Hany (No.16), United Statesí Olivia Blatchford Clyne (No.17), Hong Kongís Joey Chan (No.18), Australiaís Donna Lobban (No.19) and Hania El Hammamy are the other players to feature in the top 20.

PSA Women's World Rankings Top 20 Ė December 2018
 

Full Women's Rankings

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

1

↑1

Raneem El Welily

1,903

EGY

2

↓1

Nour El Sherbini

1,702

EGY

3

=

Nour El Tayeb

1,166

EGY

4

↑3

Joelle King

913

NZL

5

↓1

Camille Serme

870

FRA

6

=

Sarah-Jane Perry

775

ENG

7

↑1

Nouran Gohar

657

EGY

8

↓3

Laura Massaro

623

ENG

9

=

Tesni Evans

494

WAL

10

↑1

Alison Waters

472

ENG

11

↑1

Annie Au

448

HKG

12

↓2

Nicol David

437

MAS

13

=

Amanda Sobhy

428

USA

14

↑2

Victoria Lust

346

ENG

15

↓1

Joshna Chinappa

340

IND

16

↓1

Salma Hany

334

EGY

17

↑1

Olivia Blatchford Clyne

303

USA

18

↑1

Joey Chan

298.333

HKG

19

↓2

Donna Lobban

294.167

AUS

20

=

Hania El Hammamy

280.000

EGY

Full Women's Rankings


 

 

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