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02/02/2019
Women's February Rankings

King Rises into Top Three of World Rankings

New Zealand’s Joelle King has claimed a career-high ranking of World No.3 after the PSA Women’s World Rankings for February were released today (February 1).

Cambridge-based King, 30, has been in superb form this season after claiming her first ever PSA Platinum title, the Hong Kong Open in November. She followed that up with a semi-final finish at the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions last month in New York to move ahead of Egypt’s Nour El Tayeb.

Reigning World Champion Raneem El Welily stays at No.1 ahead of her World Championship title defence this month, while Tournament of Champions winner Nour El Sherbini remains at No.2. France’s Camille Serme completes the top five.

English trio Sarah-Jane Perry, Laura Massaro and Alison Waters stay at No.6, No.7 and No.9, respectively, with Egypt’s Nouran Gohar remaining at No.8.

United States No.1 Amanda Sobhy returns to the top 10. The 25-year-old was ranked as high as No.6 in the world before an achilles injury sustained in March 2017, and she will now celebrate her highest ranking since September of that year.

As a result, Wales’ Tesni Evans drops out of the top 10 and is followed by Hong Kong’s Annie Au (No.12), Egypt’s Salma Hany (No.13), India’s Joshna Chinappa (No.14) and England’s Victoria Lust (No.15).

Hong Kong’s Joey Chan moves up a spot to No.16, ahead of Egypt’s Yathreb Adel, Hania El Hammamy (No.18) Olivia Blatchford Clyne (No.19) and Emily Whitlock, who returns to the top 20 after three months outside.

Meanwhile, Malaysia’s eight-time World Champion Nicol David has dropped eight places to No.21, marking the first time since November 2003 that she hasn’t featured inside the top 20.

PSA Women's World Rankings Top 20 – February 2019
 

Full Women's Rankings

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

1

=

Raneem El Welily

1,655

EGY

2

=

Nour El Sherbini

1,213

EGY

3

↑1

Joelle King

907

NZL

4

1

Nour El Tayeb

897

EGY

5

=

Camille Serme

716

FRA

6

=

Sarah-Jane Perry

698

ENG

7

=

Laura Massaro

545

ENG

8

=

Nouran Gohar

495

EGY

9

=

Alison Waters

490

ENG

10

↑1

Amanda Sobhy

432

USA

11

1

Tesni Evans

428

WAL

12

=

Annie Au

425

HKG

13

↑3

Salma Hany

363

EGY

14

=

Joshna Chinappa

321

IND

15

=

Victoria Lust

308

ENG

16

=

Joey Chan

301

HKG

17

↑1

Yathreb Adel

293

EGY

18

1

Hania El Hammamy

276

EGY

19

=

Olivia Blatchford Clyne

274

USA

20

↑1

Emily Whitlock

263

ENG

Full Women's Rankings


 

 

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