Serme back into Top Three
France’s Camille Serme has broken back into the top three of the PSA Women’s World Rankings for the first time since January 2018.
Créteil-based Serme, 30, reached the final of the prestigious Allam British Open final last week and, despite losing out to Egypt’s Nouran Gohar, has risen a spot to break up an all-Egyptian top three for the first time since February.
Egyptian duo Raneem El Welily and Nour El Sherbini stay at No.1 and No.2, respectively, for a seventh successive month, while Gohar’s title-winning exploits in Hull a week ago have seen her move up three places to No.4, which is the 21-year-old’s highest ranking since March 2017.
Nour El Tayeb completes the top five after dropping two places, while New Zealand’s Joelle King falls out of the top five to No.6. England’s Sarah-Jane Perry also drops a place to No.7, while Amanda Sobhy and Tesni Evans are at No.8 and No.9 respectively. Hong Kong’s Annie Au rises a place to complete the top 10.
English duo Alison Waters (No.11), Victoria Lust (No.12), India’s Joshna Chinappa (No.13), Hania El Hammamy (No.15) are all on the rise, with Salma Hany staying at No.14.
Malaysia’s eight-time World Champion Nicol David – who will appear in the rankings for the final time this month after making her last professional appearance at the British Open – moves up two spots to No.16. Egypt’s Yathreb Adel drops a spot to No.17, while Hong Kong’s Joey Chan rises to No.18.
Belgium’s Nele Gilis makes history as the first female Belgian player in history to break the top 20 after moving up five spots to No.19 courtesy of a run to the British Open quarter-finals. United States No.2 Olivia Blatchford Clyne completes the top 20.
Abouelghar rises to Career-High
Egypt’s Mohamed Abouelghar has moved up two spots to a career-high No.7 ranking after the PSA Men’s World Rankings were released today.
The 25-year-old from Cairo reached the quarter-finals of the Allam British Open last week to rise above Peru’s Diego Elias (No.8) and Colombia’s Miguel Rodriguez, who falls two places to No.9.
World Champion Ali Farag stays at World No.1 for a fourth month in a row, but the gap between him and World No.2 Mohamed ElShorbagy has been cut to 475 points after the latter beat the former in the British Open final.
Tarek Momen and Karim Abdel Gawad make it an all-Egyptian top four for a second successive month, while Germany’s Simon Rösner completes the top five. New Zealand’s Paul Coll stays at No.6, while India’s Saurav Ghosal takes the final spot in the top 10.
Egypt’s Marwan ElShorbagy moves up 10 places to No.11 following a month in which he won the Wimbledon Open. He sits ahead of compatriot Omar Mosaad (No.12), Welshman Joel Makin (No.13), Egypt’s Zahed Salem (No.14) and Fares Dessouky, who moves up three places to No.15 – his highest ranking since March 2018.
Declan James drops one spot to No.16, with fellow Englishman Daryl Selby rising three places to No.17. France’s Gregoire Marche and former World No.1 James Willstrop drop two places to No.18 and No.19, respectively, while Australia’s Ryan Cuskelly completes the top 20.