Massaro Extends Lead Atop Women’s World
Current World No.1 incumbent Laura Massaro of England has maintained
her place at the summit of the world rankings for a third
consecutive month and has extended her lead over closest rivals
Nicol David and Raneem El Welily to over 600 points in the March
2016 PSA Women's World Rankings.
Massaro had a disappointing J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions
campaign in January, losing at the last eight stage, but watched on
as David and El Welily both failed to reach the title-decider and
eat into Massaro’s grasp on the No.1 slot. Frenchwoman Camille Serme,
who beat Massaro to the British Open title last May, is the only
riser inside the top five, moving up one place to No.4 after wining
the Cleveland Classic - her first title since that British Open.
Alison Waters of England returns to the top ten after finishing as
runner-up to Serme in Cleveland while compatriot Emily Whitlock also
moves up inside the top 20, climbing one place to No.17.
After falling out of the top twenty in February for the first time
in 223 months dating back to 1997, Australian Rachel Grinham returns
to occupy the No.20 position and rounds out the elite list.