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Nour El Sherbini is fifth-longest world number one of all time at 22 years old

Nour El Sherbini is busy building records at a tender age               Pic: PATRICK LAUSON

Egyptian heads up unchanged PSA top 20
By SEAN REUTHE

Egypt’s Nour El Sherbini has topped the PSA Women’s World Rankings for a 28th successive month as she heads up an unchanged top 20 in the August World Rankings, released today (August 1).

The 22-year-old El Sherbini (right) is the fifth longest reigning World No.1 of all time in the women’s game and she is followed in the rankings by World Champion Raneem El Welily, World No.3 Nour El Tayeb, World No.4 Camille Serme and New Zealand’s Joelle King, who completes the top five.

Egypt’s Nouran Gohar stays at No.6, while England’s Laura Massaro (No.7), her compatriot Sarah-Jane Perry (No.8), Malaysia’s Nicol David (No.9) and Alison Waters round out the top 10.

Hong Kong’s Annie Au comes next at No.11, followed by Tesni Evans (No.12), Victoria Lust (No.13), Olivia Blatchford (No.14) and Salma Hany (No.15).

India’s Joshna Chinappa (No.16), Australia’s Donna Lobban (No.17), United States’ Amanda Sobhy (No.18), India’s Dipika Pallikal Karthik (No.19) and Egypt’s Hania El Hammamy take the final spots in the top 20.

Meanwhile, Malaysia’s former World No.5 Low Wee Wern was the biggest mover on the women’s tour after a sensational comeback from injury that saw her win two PSA Tour titles in July.

Three surgeries and a host of injury-layoffs saw her forced into a 21-month absence, with her last PSA Tour appearance before last month coming back in October 2016.

However, Low captured the Malaysian Open title three days before her 28th birthday in July and followed that up with victory at the Tasmanian Open a week later to ensure that she has moved up 184 places to No.70 on the World Rankings. 

PSA Women’s World Rankings Top 20 – August 2018:

Article by SEAN REUTHE (PSA PR and Media Manager). Edited by ALAN THATCHER

Main image by PATRICK LAUSON. Inset image and graphic courtesy of PSA

 

Posted on August 1, 2018

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1 Comment

  1. Ferez S. Nallaseth, PhD August 1, 2018 at 11:52 pm

    Looks like the change of guard will stay so for a long time! Decades of groundwork by Egyptian British Open winners (or players) Mahmoud Karim, Amr Bey, Abou Taleeb, Gamal Awad and Ahmed Barada contributing to the…current superpower?

    https://psaworldtour.com/news/view/5700/g-o-a-t-2000-present-the-vote

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