Millie makes major rise in rankings as Nicol David bows out
By SEAN REUTHE
England’s Millie Tomlinson has broken into the top 20 of the PSA Women’s World Rankings for the first time after the July rankings were released.
Tomlinson began the 2018-19 PSA World Tour season ranked at No.27 in the world, but has risen steadily up the rankings over the past 10 months and reached two semi-finals throughout the campaign.
The Duffield-based 27-year-old has risen a spot after eight-time World Champion Nicol David was removed from the rankings due to her retirement. Egypt’s Yathreb Adel (No.16), Hong Kong’s Joey Chan (No.17), Belgium’s Nele Gilis (No.18) and America’s Olivia Blatchford Clyne (No.19) also move up a place as a result.
The rest of the women’s rankings are unchanged. Egypt’s Raneem El Welily retains top spot for an eighth successive month ahead of compatriot Nour El Sherbini at No.2, while Camille Serme (No.3), Nouran Gohar (No.4) and Nour El Tayeb make up the rest of the top five.
New Zealand’s Joelle King (No.6), England’s Sarah-Jane Perry (No.7), America’s Amanda Sobhy (No.8), Wales’ Tesni Evans (No.9) and Hong Kong’s Annie Au complete the top 10.
England’s Alison Waters stays at No.11 ahead of compatriot Victoria Lust (No.12), India’s Joshna Chinappa (No.13) and Egypt’s Salma Hany (No.14), while Hania El Hammamy takes the final spot inside the top 15.
PSA Women’s World Rankings Top 20 – July 2019.
Report by SEAN REUTHE (PSA). Edited by ALAN THATCHER.
Picture and graphic courtesy of PSA