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01/01/2019
Women's January Rankings

Massaro and Sobhy on the Rise in Women’s World Rankings

England’s Laura Massaro and America's Amanda Sobhy have moved up to World No.7 and World No.11, respectively, after the PSA Women’s World Rankings for January were released today.

Massaro defeated Wales’ Tesni Evans to win the Monte-Carlo Squash Classic, PSA Challenger Tour event last month to lift her first PSA title since the British Open in May 2017.

Meanwhile, Sobhy has risen two places to No.11 - her highest ranking since October 2017 - and the Boston-based Harvard-graduate will look to break back into the top 10 when she competes on home soil later this month at the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions in New York.

Egypt’s Raneem El Welily will begin the new year at World No.1 ahead of previous incumbent Nour El Sherbini, while Nour El Tayeb stays at No.3. New Zealand’s Joelle King and Camille Serme take the other two spots in the top five.

Sarah-Jane Perry stays at No.6 ahead of compatriot Massaro, while Egypt’s Nouran Gohar drops to No.8. England’s Alison Waters rises a place to No.9, switching places with Evans, who rounds out the top 10.

Sobhy’s rise up the rankings means Hong Kong’s Annie Au and Malaysia’s Nicol David fall to No.12 and No.13, respectively, while India’s Joshna Chinappa moves up a place to No.14, swapping places with England’s Victoria Lust.

Salma Hamy stays at No.16, while Hania El Hammamy moves up three places to a career-high No.17 ranking. The Egyptian shares that spot with Hong Kong’s Joey Chan due to their equal points average.

Meanwhile, United States No.2 Olivia Blatchford Clyne drops two places to No.19, ahead of Yathreb Adel, who moves up two places to a career-high ranking of World No.20.

PSA Women's World Rankings Top 20 – January 2019
 

Full Women's Rankings

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

1

=

Raneem El Welily

1,653

EGY

2

=

Nour El Sherbini

1,491

EGY

3

=

Nour El Tayeb

1,083

EGY

4

=

Joelle King

869

NZL

5

=

Camille Serme

775

FRA

6

=

Sarah-Jane Perry

775

ENG

7

1

Laura Massaro

616

ENG

8

1

Nouran Gohar

607

EGY

9

1

Alison Waters

465

ENG

10

1

Tesni Evans

442

WAL

11

2

Amanda Sobhy

428

USA

12

1

Annie Au

421

HKG

13

1

Nicol David

359

MAS

14

1

Joshna Chinappa

338

IND

15

1

Victoria Lust

325

ENG

16

=

Salma Hany

310

EGY

17=

3

Hania El Hammamy

296

EGY

17=

=

Joey Chan

296

HKG

19

2

Olivia Blatchford Clyne

291

USA

20

2

Yathreb Adel

286

EGY

Full Women's Rankings


 

 

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