Serme, Pallikal and Perry are all rising in the WSA rankings
By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent
While Malaysia’s Nicol David extends her reign as the women’s world number one, France’s Camille Serme, India’s Dipika Pallikal and England’s Sarah-Jane Perry all celebrate upward movements in the March Women’s World Squash Rankings published by the Women’s Squash Association.
Serme, the seven-time French national champion from Creteil, rises a single place to No.6 after recording quarter-final berths in last month’s Cleveland Classic in Ohio and January’s Tournament of Champions in New York.
Pallikal enjoyed a fine February on the WSA World Tour in Canada – winning the Winnipeg Winter Club Open and reaching the final, against expectations, of the Granite Open in Toronto. The 23-year-old from Chennai moves up two places to No.11.
Perry, the surprise winner of the British National Championship title last month, maintained her successful run on the WSA Tour by taking the Granite Open crown – from the position of fourth seed. The 24-year-old from Kenilworth returns to a career-equalling-high world No.14.
Meanwhile Raneem El Welily (Egypt), Laura Massaro (England), Nour El Sherbini (Egypt) and Alison Waters (England) hold onto positions two to five, respectively, in the March WSA list.
WSA RANKINGS, March 2015 Top 20 (inc. points average):
1  Nicol David MAS 3,446
2  Raneem El Welily EGY 2,700
3  Laura Massaro ENG 2,190
4  Nour El Sherbini EGY 1,548
5  Alison Waters ENG 1,468
6  Camille Serme FRA 1,158
7  Nour El Tayeb EGY 1,134
8  Low Wee Wern MAS 1,091
9  Omneya Abdel Kawy EGY 981
10  Amanda Sobhy USA 810
11  Dipika Pallikal IND 690
12  Annie Au HKG 656
13  Rachael Grinham AUS 624
14  Sarah-Jane Perry ENG 614
15  Madeline Perry IRL 583
16  Emma Beddoes ENG 555
17  Jenny Duncalf ENG 537
18  Nouran Gohar EGY 528
19  Sarah Kippax ENG 520
20  Nicolette Fernandes GUY 481
For the complete WSA ranking list, see www.wsaworldtour.com
Picture by MARIAN KRAUS (Windy City Open)