Tesni Evans climbs to 14 in the world
By SEAN REUTHE
Egyptian World Champion Nour El Sherbini has recorded a 20th successive month at World No.1 after the PSA Women’s World Rankings were released today (December 1).
The 22-year-old from Alexandria, who will kick-start her efforts to win a third consecutive World Championship title between December 11-17 in Manchester, defeated World No.2 Raneem El Welily in the final of the Hong Kong Open last month to extend her lead over her compatriot at the summit of the World Rankings.
France’s Camille Serme stays at No.3, marginally ahead of World No.4 Laura Massaro, while 2016 Hong Kong Open champion Nouran Gohar completes an unchanged top five.
The rest of the top 10 is also unchanged, with eight-time World Champion Nicol David staying at No.6, while England’s Sarah-Jane Perry (No.7), Egypt’s Nour El Tayeb (No.8), New Zealand’s Joelle King (No.9) and Alison Waters all retain their spots in the top 10.
Elsewhere, United States No.1 Olivia Blatchford is on the rise to a career-high No.12 ranking, swapping places with Emily Whitlock, who drops to No.13.
After becoming the first ever female Welsh player to reach a World Series quarter-final last month in Hong Kong, Tesni Evans is rewarded with a two-place increase to a career-best No.14 ranking, overtaking India’s Joshna Chinappa, who drops to No.15.
England’s Victoria Lust also falls a place to No.16 ahead of Australia’s Donna Urquhart, who remains at No.17. Hong Kong’s Joey Chan, Egypt’s Salma Hany Ibrahim and India’s Dipika Pallikal Karthik take the last three places in the top 20.
PSA Women’s World Rankings Top 20 – December 2017
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