Indian star hits career-high ranking
By SEAN REUTHE
Chennai-born Joshna Chinappa has become only the second female Indian player in history to reach the world’s top 10 after she moved up a place to World No.10 in the July World Rankings, released today (July 1st).
Elsewhere in the top 10, United States No.1 Amanda Sobhy has also risen a single place to a joint career-high No.7 ranking, swapping places with Omneya Abdel Kawy who falls to No.8.
The rest of the top 10 is unchanged, with World Champion Nour El Sherbini maintaining her No.1 ranking ahead of England’s Laura Massaro at No.2.
Egypt’s Raneem El Welily follows some way behind at No.3, while Malaysia’s eight-time World Champion Nicol David and World Junior Champion Nouran Gohar complete the top five at No.4 and No.5, respectively. France’s Camille Serme, at No.6, and Joelle King at No.9 are the other players to round out the top 10.
Meanwhile, England’s Alison Waters has fallen three places to No.13, while her compatriots, Sarah-Jane Perry and Emily Whitlock, move up to No.12 and No.16 – with the latter being a career-best for Whitlock.
Apart from Massaro at two, England have a bunch of players ranked between 12 and 17, with Perry, Waters, Jenny Duncalf, Whitlock and Victoria Lust all closely grouped.
Egypt’s Nour El Tayeb falls two spots to No.16, while 2007 World Champion Rachael Grinham remains at No.20 for the fifth successive month.
PSA Women’s World Rankings Top 20 – July 2016
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