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28/02/2018
WOMEN'S March RANKINGS

 


Sobhy Returns to Top 20 in Women’s March World Rankings

United States star Amanda Sobhy has risen 12 places to No.18 in the PSA Women’s March World Rankings to break back into the world’s top 20 for the first time since October 2017.

A ruptured achilles sustained while match ball up in the semi-finals of the Ciudad de Floridablanca last March saw Sobhy face 10 months on the sidelines, with the former World No.6 dropping as low as No.30 last month.

But the 24-year-old Harvard-graduate reached a semi-final at the Cleveland Classic and then a quarter-final at the Windy City Open in February to facilitate a return to the top 20.

Elsewhere, the rankings are headed up by an Egyptian top three for a second successive month, with Nour El Sherbini, Raneem El Welily and last night’s Windy City Open champion Nour El Tayeb sitting ahead of England’s Laura Massaro and fellow Egyptian Nouran Gohar, the latter returning to the top five after spending last month outside it.

A quarter-final exit in Chicago for Camille Serme sees her drop a place to No.6 - her lowest ranking since November 2016 - while Windy City Open runner-up Joelle King rises two places to No.7 - her highest ranking since October 2014.

Malaysia’s eight-time World Champion Nicol David falls to No.8 - the first time she has dropped outside of the top seven since November 2004 - while England’s Sarah-Jane Perry drops a spot to No.9 to sit ahead of compatriot Alison Waters, who completes the top 10.

Annie Au stays at No.11, while Tesni Evans and United States No.1 Olivia Blatchford retain their respective rankings of No.12 and No.13.

Australia’s Donna Urquhart, England’s Victoria Lust and India’s Joshna Chinappa all move up a place to No.14, No.15 and No.16, respectively, as England’s Emily Whitlock falls three places to No.17.

Sobhy comes next at No.18, while Hong Kong’s Joey Chan and India’s Dipika Pallikal Karthik round off the top 20.

PSA Women's World Rankings Top 20 - March 2018
 

Full Women's Rankings

Rank Prev Player............................ Pts Ctry

1

 =

Nour El Sherbini

2,007

EGY

2

=

Raneem El Welily

1,657

EGY

3

=

Nour El Tayeb

1,203

EGY

4

=

Laura Massaro

916

ENG

5

↑1

Nouran Gohar

877

EGY

6

↓1

Camille Serme

868

FRA

7

↑2

Joelle King

789

NZL

8

↓1

Nicol David

756

MAS

9

↓1

Sarah-Jane Perry

754

ENG

10

=

Alison Waters

478

ENG

11

=

Annie Au

438

HKG

12

=

Tesni Evans

430

WAL

13

=

Olivia Blatchford

412

USA

14

↑1

Donna Urquhart

351

AUS

15

↑1

Victoria Lust

334

ENG

16

↑1

Joshna Chinappa

332

IND

17

↓3

Emily Whitlock

331

ENG

18

↑12

Amanda Sobhy

277

USA

19

↓1

Joey Chan

268

HKG

20

=

Dipika Pallikal Karthik

261

IND

Full Women's Rankings


 


 

 

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