El Tayeb Returns to Top 20 in PSA
Women’s World Rankings
Egypt’s Nour El Tayeb has risen 14 places to return to the top 20 of the
PSA Women’s World Rankings following her superb run to the semi finals
of the CIB PSA World Championships last week in Cairo.
El Tayeb, a former World No.3, ended a 14-month spell away from the
action following the birth of her daughter when she returned to the PSA
World Tour at the CIB Squash Open Black Ball in December of last year,
and the 29-year-old has gone from strength to strength in the
intervening five months.
Making her first appearance at the World Championships since the 2019-20
edition, El Tayeb notably beat World No.8 Salma Hany and World No.3
Hania El Hammamy en route to the last four, where she eventually came
unstuck against eventual winner and World No.2 Nour El Sherbini. Her
performances at the National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation have seen
El Tayeb rise to No.14.
Runner-up Nouran Gohar holds onto the World No.1 spot for a third
successive month ahead of El Sherbini and El Hammamy, as well as USA’s
Amanda Sobhy at No.4 and New Zealand’s Joelle King, who completes the
Sarah-Jane Perry stays at No.6, but there is a move up the rankings for
Rowan Elaraby, who moves up one spot to a career-high ranking of No.7,
switching places with Hany. Georgina Kennedy (No.9) and Olivia Fiechter
(No.10) complete the top 10.
Belgium’s Nele Gilis remains at No.11, while Nada Abbas moves up four
places to a career-high ranking of No.12. Camille Serme drops to No.13,
with El Tayeb and Tinne Gilis rounding out the top 15.
Next comes Joshna Chinappa, who falls two spots to No.16, ahead of Tesni
Evans who drops two places to No.17. Farida Mohamed and Sivasangari
Subramaniam record career-high rankings of No.18 and No.19,
respectively, while Hollie Naughton falls three places to No.20.
Malta’s Colette Sultana is the biggest riser on the women’s tour, moving
up 149 places to No.276 after reaching the last 16 of the Qscan Sandgate
PSA Women’s World Rankings Top 20 – June 2022