El Hammamy Reaches Top Three of PSA
Women’s World Rankings
Hania El Hammamy has reached a career-high ranking of No.3 after the PSA
Women’s World Rankings for January were released today (January 1).
The 21-year-old from Cairo reached the final of the CIB Squash Open
Black Ball last month and has leapfrogged USA’s Amanda Sobhy to seal a
spot inside the top three for the first time.
The Black Ball champion - Nour El Sherbini - stays at No.1 for a 15th
consecutive month ahead of Nouran Gohar (No.2). Sobhy (No.4) and
England’s Sarah-Jane Perry complete the rest of the top five.
New Zealand’s Joelle King moves up to No.6, while Egypt’s Salma Hany
records a career-high ranking of No.7. France’s Camille Serme -
currently recovering from a calf injury - drops two places to No.8,
which is her lowest ranking since February, 2014. Elsewhere, Rowan
Elaraby moves up to a career-high ranking of No.9, while Joshna Chinappa
moves back into the top 10 for the first time since August, 2021.
USA’s Olivia Fiechter rises two places to reach a career-high ranking of
No.11 and sits ahead of compatriot Olivia Clyne, who falls to No.12.
Wales’ Tesni Evans moves up three spots to No.13, with Nele Gilis
(No.14) and Nadine Shahin completing the top 15.
Next comes Canada’s Hollie Naughton - who rises a place to a career-high
ranking of No.16 - and then England’s Georgina Kennedy at No.17, whose
semi final finish at the Black Ball event saw her rise eight places to
crack the top 20 for the first time.
Emily Whitlock is also on the rise to No.18, while former World No.3
Nour El Tayeb - who came back from a 14-month spell on the sidelines at
the Black Ball event following the birth of her daughter - has dropped
10 places to No.19. It’s El Tayeb’s lowest ranking since August, 2014.
France’s Melissa Alves rounds off the top 20.
Hong Kong’s Renee Wu is the biggest mover on the women’s tour this month
and has risen 225 places to No.224 after a semi final finish at the KCC
PSA Challenge Cup and a last eight berth at the Hong Kong Football Club
Christmas PSA event. 15-year-old Au Ling Yu, who reached the last 16 at
both of those events, is the second biggest mover, rising 203 spots to
PSA Women’s World Rankings Top 20 – January 2022