Wednesday, February 1, 2023

WSA Rankings: Nicol David’s 80 months at the top

Nicol David and Jenny Duncalf in action
Nicol David and Jenny Duncalf in action

A quiet April on the WSA World Tour sees an unchanged Top15 ahead of the forthcoming World Series British Open event later this month.

Nicol David sits atop the women’s elite for the 80th consecutive month, leading Laura MassaroRaneem El Weleily and Alison Waters to complete the Top4.

David is one of two Malaysian players to feature in the WSA Top20 along with Low Wee Wern who sits at No.7.  Massaro and Waters are also joined in the Top20 by former world No.2 compatriot Jenny Duncalf who is currently at No.8, and also Sarah-Jane Perry who rises two places to No.18 this month, the first sub-20 ranking of her career.

El Weleily remains the highest ranked Egyptian player, ahead of teenager Nour El Sherbini at No.5 and Omneya Abdel Kawy at No.14.  Just below Kawy, Australian pair Donna Urquhart and Rachael Grinham have switched places for the May rankings, with the former world No.1 and World Open champion Grinham slipping a place to No.17.

A disappointing quarter-final exit in the Irish Open for second seed Samantha Teran has seen the Mexican player slip to No.19, whilst Joey Chan of Hong Kong also slips a place to No.20.

Outside the Top20, Nicolette Fernandes’ Irish Open final appearance has seen her rise three places to No.28 this month, just one place shy of her career best ranking.  Deon Saffrey’s Irish Open run also saw her leap three places as the Welsh qualifier reached the semi-finals of the event, beating third seed Aisling Blake in the opening round.  The Welshwoman now sits at No.48, her career best ranking.

The second WSA World Tour World Series event of the year, the Allam British Open, will take place in Hull, England from 19th May. 

1 Nicol David MAS 1 25150.00 10 2958.824 Track
2 Laura Massaro ENG 2 15940.00 8 1992.500 Track
3 Raneem El Weleily EGY 3 15175.00 9 1896.875 Track
4 Alison Waters ENG 4 12875.00 12 1355.263 Track
5 Nour El Sherbini EGY 5 8862.50 8 1107.813 Track
6 Joelle King NZL 6 9800.00 11 1088.889 Track
7 Low Wee Wern MAS 7 10362.50 13 1036.250 Track
8 Jenny Duncalf ENG 8 7785.00 10 915.882 Track
9 Camille Serme FRA 9 7347.50 11 816.389 Track
10 Natalie Grinham NED 10 6902.50 10 812.059 Track
11 Madeline Perry IRL 11 8841.00 15 803.727 Track
12 Kasey Brown AUS 12 6954.00 13 695.400 Track
13 Annie Au HKG 13 6047.50 12 636.579 Track
14 Omneya Abdel Kawy EGY 14 5248.50 10 617.471 Track
15 Dipika Pallikal IND 15 5044.25 12 530.974 Track
16 Donna Urquhart AUS 17 4755.00 13 475.500 Track
17 Rachael Grinham AUS 16 4967.00 14 473.048 Track
18 Sarah-Jane Perry ENG 20 3740.00 12 393.684 Track
19 Samantha Teran MEX 18 3562.50 12 375.000 Track
20 Joey Chan HKG 19 3392.25 12 357.079 Track

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