Tinne Gilis breaks back into top 20
Belgium’s Tinne Gilis has broken back into the top 20 of the PSA Women’s World Rankings for the first time since August, 2021 after she rose 11 spots to reach a career-high ranking of No.13.
Gilis reached the first PSA Platinum quarter final of her career at the British Open and also picked up titles at the Annecy Rose Open and the Cannon Kirk Irish Squash Open, beating her older sister, Nele, in the final of the former.
At the top of the rankings, Nouran Gohar leads the way for a second successive month, while Nour El Sherbini (No.2), Hania El Hammamy (No.3), Amanda Sobhy (No.4) and Joelle King complete the top five.
The only change in the top 10 sees USA’s Olivia Fiechter move up two places to replace France’s Camille Serme at No.10, with Sarah-Jane Perry (No.6), Salma Hany (No.7), Rowan Elaraby (No.8) and Georgina Kennedy (No.9) taking the final remaining spots.
Nele moves up a place to a career-high No.11 ranking, while Joshna Chinappa drops a spot to No.14. Wales’ Tesni Evans drops to No.15, while Nada Abbas stays at No.16 and Hollie Naughton remains at No.17.
Emily Whitlock moves up a place to No.18 and there are two new entrants inside the top 20, with Farida Mohamed rising seven places to No.19 and Sivasangari Subramaniam rising two spots to No.20, becoming the first Malaysian woman since eight-time World Champion Nicol David in June, 2019 to feature inside the top 20.
Canada’s Iman Shaheen is the biggest mover on the women’s tour and she rose 120 places after reaching the last 24 of the Oxford Properties Canadian Open last month.
Rooney makes top 20 for first time
England’s Patrick Rooney has broken into the top 20 of the PSA Men’s World Rankings for the first time after he rose six places in the rankings for May.
Rooney reached the semi finals of the Manchester Open as well as the last 16 of the Allam British Open in April and will be the first Englishman since James Willstrop in August, 2021 to feature inside the top 20.
New Zealand’s Paul Coll stays at No.1 for a third successive month, while Ali Farag (No.2), Mohamed ElShorbagy (No.3), Mostafa Asal (No.4) and Diego Elias complete the top five.
Tarek Momen stays at No.6, while Welshman Joel Makin rises two spots to a career-high ranking of No.7 after claiming his biggest title at last month’s Manchester Open.
Egypt’s Mazen Hesham also secures a career-high ranking of No.8 after moving up two spots, with Marwan ElShorbagy and Fares Dessouky dropping two places to No.9 and No.10, respectively.
Karim Abdel Gawad rises to No.11 and Youssef Ibrahim falls to No.12. Gregoire Marche and Miguel Rodriguez stay at No.13 and No.14, respectively, while Nicolas Mueller becomes the first Swiss player to reach No.15 in the world after a quarter final finish at the British Open.
Youssef Soliman falls to No.16, with Saurav Ghosal remaining at No.17. Mohamed Abouelghar drops two spots to No.18, with the final place inside the top 20 going to Germany’s Raphael Kandra, who moves up three places to No.19.
Switzerland’s Tim Roesch is the biggest mover on the men’s tour this month after rising 230 places to No.560 in the world after reaching the semi final of the Sekisui National in April.