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WSA: Hong Kong girls climbing high

Alan Thatcherhttps://squashmad.com
Founder of World Squash Day, Squash Mad and the new Squash 200 Partnership, building clubs of the future. Founder of the Kent Open and co-promoter of the St. James's Place Canary Wharf Classic. Author and Public Speaker.

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It is a good time for Hong Kong squash as their top two WSA players both celebrate career highs in the latest ranking.

Annie Au moves up one place to no.6 for the first time. Au reached the semi finals last month in Texas and previously reached her first World Series Final at the end of March.

Hong Kong’s no.2 Joey Chan moved up 3 places to a career high of no.16 after winning her 5th WSA title on home soil at the Buler Challenge Cup with a big win over former world no.1 Rachael Grinham in the final.

Nour El Sherbini broke into the top 16 last month and this month she has moved up one place to enter the top 15 for the first time. Sherbini lost in the quarter finals of the Irish Open last week in a close game against Madeline Perry.

Perry reached the final in Dublin last week and swaps places with Laura Massaro once again to return to no.3. Both players were former champions in Ireland but couldn’t stop the steamrolling comeback of Alison Waters. Waters has now won the three tournaments she has played since her comeback and moves up 4 places to no.28. With no points to defend for the rest of the year Waters will no doubt continue her climb back up to the top.

The top 2 remain unchanged with Nicol David now up to an incredible 70 months at no.1 and Jenny Duncalf makes it 27 months at no.2.

There were career highs elsewhere in the top 50 for Emma Beddoes at no.22, equally her career high. Lauren Selby up 2 places to no.41, Miranda Ranieri up to no.43, Olga Ertlova up 3 places to no.44, Coline Aumard up to no.46, Liu Tsz-Ling up to no.48 and Wales’ Tesni Evans makes her top 50 debut at no.49.

Top 20:

PLAYER COUNTRY

Prev Pos

CHANGE

TOTAL

PLAYED
(12 MONTHS)

AVERAGE

1 Nicol David MAS

1

26265.00

9

3283.125

2 Jenny Duncalf ENG

2

12922.50

9

1615.313

3 Madeline Perry IRL

4

1 ⇧

12464.00

12

1312.000

4 Laura Massaro ENG

3

1 ⇩

11009.50

10

1295.235

5 Raneem El Weleily EGY

5

11582.50

11

1286.944

6 Annie Au HKG

7

1 ⇧

9041.00

12

951.684

7 Kasey Brown AUS

8

1 ⇧

8401.50

12

884.368

8 Rachael Grinham AUS

6

2 ⇩

8726.75

13

872.675

9 Natalie Grinham NED

9

7293.00

10

858.000

10 Camille Serme FRA

10

8071.75

12

849.658

11 Samantha Teran MEX

11

5903.00

9

737.875

12 Joelle King NZL

12

5696.50

10

670.176

13 Low Wee Wern MAS

13

6296.00

12

662.737

14 Dipika Pallikal IND

14

6381.00

13

638.100

15 Nour El Sherbini EGY

16

1 ⇧

4366.25

7

545.781

16 Joey Chan HKG

19

3 ⇧

4772.75

12

502.395

17 Donna Urquhart AUS

15

2 ⇩

5080.00

14

483.810

18 Omneya Abdel Kawy EGY

21

3 ⇧

3775.75

8

471.969

19 Jaclyn Hawkes NZL

17

2 ⇩

4466.50

12

470.158

20 Nour El Tayeb EGY

18

2 ⇩

3322.50

8

415.313

To see the full rankings click on the link: http://www.wispa.net/view_rankings.asp

 

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