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31/03/2021
WOMEN'S WORLD RANKINGS - APRIL

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Rankings Recalculation Sees Sobhy Become First US-Born Player to Reach Top Five of PSA World Rankings

Due to an error which incorrectly calculated the April PSA Women’s World Rankings earlier today, the Professional Squash Association (PSA) has issued the following update following a further recalculation. Please disregard the information set out in the previous release distributed at 10:15 (GMT) this morning.

Philadelphia-based Amanda Sobhy has become the first US-born player in history to reach the top five of the PSA World Rankings after the women’s rankings for April were released today (April 1).

Sobhy, 27, reached her third major PSA World Tour final when she finished as runner-up at the CIB PSA Black Ball Squash Open last month and that run to the title decider has seen her move up two places in the rankings to reach No.5 and write her name into the history books.

Sobhy becomes the first US player to feature inside the top five since Natalie Grainger in January 2010. It’s also Sobhy’s highest World Ranking since a ruptured Achilles sustained in March 2017 saw her spend almost a year out of the sport, which saw her ranking plummet as she fell as low as World No.30.

Sobhy switches places with Egypt’s Hania El Hammamy, while Nour El Sherbini stays at World No.1 for a sixth successive month. She is followed by Nouran Gohar (No.2), Camille Serme (No.3), Nour El Tayeb (No.4) and Sarah-Jane Perry (No.6)

New Zealand’s Joelle King stays at No.8 ahead of Salma Hany, who moves up a place to a career-high No.9 ranking, and Tesni Evans, who completes the top 10.

India’s Joshna Chinappa stays at No.11, while USA’s Olivia Blatchford Clyne moves up a place to match her career-best ranking of No.12. Nele Gilis moves the other way down to No.13, while Rowan Elaraby and Alison Waters round off the top 15.

Yathreb Adel drops to No.16, while Belgium’s Tinne Gilis rises to a career-best ranking of No.17. Nadine Shahin drops to No.18, but there is a rise up the rankings for Canada’s Hollie Naughton, who reaches a career high of No.19. Sabrina Sobhy is the final member of the world’s top 20.

In terms of the biggest mover, Hong Kong’s Chan Sin Yuk has risen 159 places to No.215 after reaching the semi-finals of the Chairman Cup in March. New Zealand’s Kaitlyn Watts has also enjoyed a rapid rise up the rankings, moving 145 spots to No.229 after claiming her first PSA title at the Royal Oak Open, which marked her first appearance on the PSA Tour since 2019.

PSA Women’s World Rankings Top 20 – April 2021
 

Full Women's Rankings

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

1

=

Nour El Sherbini

16,815

EGY

2

=

Nouran Gohar

15,455

EGY

3

=

Camille Serme

13,925

FRA

4

=

Nour El Tayeb

14,840

EGY

5

↑2

Amanda Sobhy

10,532

USA

6

=

Sarah-Jane Perry

11,185

ENG

7

↓2

Hania El Hammamy

9,255

EGY

8

=

Joelle King

9,685

NZL

9

↑1

Salma Hany

6,212

EGY

10

↓1

Tesni Evans

4,995

WAL

11

=

Joshna Chinappa

5,080

IND

12

↑1

Olivia Clyne

5,120

USA

13

↓1

Nele Gilis

5,367

BEL

14

=

Rowan Elaraby

3,917

EGY

15

↑1

Alison Waters

4,467

ENG

16

↓1

Yathreb Adel

3,755

EGY

17

↑1

Tinne Gilis

4,095

BEL

18

↓1

Nadine Shahin

4,255

EGY

19

↑1

Hollie Naughton

4,095

CAN

20

=

Sabrina Sobhy

3,115

USA

Full Women's Rankings


 


 

 

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