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Malaysian ace celebrates 99th month at number one
By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent

Nicol David in action
Nicol David in action

Malaysia’s Squash Queen Nicol David is within touching distance of her 100th month at the top of the Women’s World Squash Rankings after establishing her 96th month in a row, and her 99th of all-time, in the July list published today by the Women’s Squash Association (WSA).

wsa30The 30-year-old from Penang, who first reached No.1 in January 2006, maintains a healthy lead of more than 1,000 points ahead of England’s Laura Massaro, the reigning World Champion who is celebrating her 16th successive month as the world No.2.

Egypt’s Raneem El Welily is in third place while New Zealander Joelle King is at No4.

The highest ranking to change in the new list is No.40 – the new incumbent being Egypt’s Habiba Mohamed Ahmed Alymohmed, the 15-year-old from Alexandria who in November became the youngest ever WSA World Tour title winner (at 14 years and 5 months) and last month won her third successive Tour final at the inaugural Paderborn Open in Germany.

July top 20 (inc. points average):

1 [1] Nicol David MAS 3,533
2 [2] Laura Massaro ENG 2,379
3 [3] Raneem El Welily EGY 1,754
4 [4] Joelle King NZL 1,171
5 [5] Camille Serme FRA 1,107
6 [6] Alison Waters ENG 1,036
7 [7] Low Wee Wern MAS 995
8 [8] Nour El Sherbini EGY 906
9 [9] Annie Au HKG 760
10 [10] Dipika Pallikal IND 750
11 [11] Madeline Perry IRL 648
12 [12] Omneya Abdel Kawy EGY 637
13 [13] Amanda Sobhy USA 598
14 [14] Jenny Duncalf ENG 575
15 [15] Rachael Grinham AUS 572
16 [16] Kasey Brown AUS 509
17 [17] Sarah-Jane Perry ENG 468
18 [18] Sarah Kippax ENG 465
19 [19] Nicolette Fernandes GUY 463
20 [20] Emma Beddoes ENG 448
For the complete WSA ranking list, see www.wsaworldtour.com

Picture from the Squash Mad archive courtesy of Cleveland Squash

 

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