Egyptian trio still out in front
By SEAN REUTHE
France’s Camille Serme has returned to the world’s top five for the first time since February after the PSA Women’s World Rankings for June were released today (June 1).
A semi-final finish for Creteil-based Serme at last month’s Allam British Open was enough to see the 29-year-old overtake Egypt’s Nouran Gohar to sit at No.5 in this month’s rankings.
Meanwhile, British Open champion Nour El Sherbini celebrates her 26th successive month at World No.1 as she extends her lead over runner-up Raneem El Welily, who remains at No.2. Nour El Tayeb completes an Egyptian trio at the top by remaining at No.3, while New Zealand’s Joelle King is the other player featured in the top five.
Gohar falls down to No.6, with Laura Massaro – who will aim to defend her title at next week’s ATCO PSA Dubai World Series Finals, at number seven. Sarah-Jane Perry and Alison Waters (ranked eight and 10 respectively) mean England still have three players in the world top 10, with Malaysian legend Nicol David at No.9.
Hong Kong’s Annie Au and Wales’ Tesni Evans retain their rankings of No.11 and No.12, while England’s Victoria Lust moves up two places to a career-high No.13 ranking.
United States No.1 Olivia Blatchford falls a place to No.14, while there is a move up to a career-best ranking for Egypt’s Salma Hany, who rises to No.15.
India’s Joshna Chinappa drops two places to No.16, with Australia’s Donna Urquhart remaining at No.17 ahead of Harvard-graduate Amanda Sobhy, who rises three spots to No.18. Dipika Pallikal Karthik (No.19) and Hania El Hammamy complete the top 20.
PSA Women’s World Rankings Top 20 – June 2018.
Article by SEAN REUTHE (PSA PR and Media Manager). Edited by ALAN THATCHER
Picture and graphic courtesy of PSA