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02/02/2018
Women's February Rankings

 


El Tayeb Reaches Top Three in World Rankings

Egypt’s Nour El Tayeb has moved into the world’s top three for the first time in her career after the PSA Women’s World Rankings were released today (February 1).

El Tayeb moves up four places courtesy of a semi-final placing at the inaugural Saudi PSA Women’s Squash Masters earlier in January which she followed up with a runner-up finish at the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions to continue a rich vein of form that also saw her capture the U.S. Open in October.

The 24-year-old Egyptian fell just short of clinching the Tournament of Champions title in New York as she was defeated by compatriot Nour El Sherbini - who retains her place at the top of the Women’s Rankings for the 22nd successive month ahead of World Champion Raneem El Welily (No.2).

El Sherbini enjoyed a formidable start to 2018, lifting both the Saudi PSA Women’s Squash Masters and Tournament of Champions titles to take her tally to five titles so far this season to extend her lead at the top of the rankings.

Meanwhile, England’s Laura Massaro stays at No.4, while France’s Camille Serme drops to No.5 for the first time since December 2016.

Egypt’s Nouran Gohar and Malaysia’s Nicol David both drop a place, down to No.6 and No.7, respectively, while England’s Sarah-Jane Perry, New Zealand’s Joelle King and England’s Alison Waters complete the top ten.

Hong Kong’s Annie Au (No.11), Wales’ Tesni Evans (No.12) and American Olivia Blatchford (No.13) all remain unchanged, with England’s Emily Whitlock and Australia’s Donna Urquhart both rising a place to round off the top 15.

Elsewhere in the top 20, England’s Victoria Lust remains at No.16, while India’s Joshna Chinappa drop three places to World No.17, Hong Kong’s Joey Chan (No.18) and Egypt’s Salma Hany (No.19) swap places and India’s Dipika Pallikal Karthik completes the top 20.

United States Amanda Sobhy – who made her return after a ten month injury lay-off in New York last month - drops two places to No.30.

PSA Women’s World Rankings Top 20 – February 2018
 

Full Women's Rankings

Rank Prev Player............................ Pts Ctry
  1  =  Nour El Sherbini

18,046

 EGY

2

=

Raneem El Welily

14,220

EGY

3

↑4

Nour El Tayeb

8,585

EGY

4

=

Laura Massaro

8,125

ENG

5

↓2

Camille Serme

8,049

FRA

6

↓1

Nouran Gohar

7,900

EGY

7

↓1

Nicol David

6,810

MAS

8

=

Sarah-Jane Perry

6,090

ENG

9

=

Joelle King

5,664

NZL

10

=

Alison Waters

4,345

ENG

11

=

Annie Au

4,175

HKG

12

=

Tesni Evans

3,750

WAL

13

=

Olivia Blatchford

3,095

USA

14

↑1

Emily Whitlock

3,075

ENG

15

↑1

Donna Urquhart

3,050

AUS

16

=

Victoria Lust

3,350

ENG

17

↓3

Joshna Chinappa

2,414

IND

18

↑1

Joey Chan

2,375

HKG

19

↓1

Salma Hany

2,310

EGY

20

=

Dipika Pallikal Karthik

1,974

IND

Full Women's Rankings


 

 

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