El Hammamy reaches #4 in PSA Women’s World Rankings
Egypt’s Hania El Hammamy has reached a career-high ranking of World No.4 after the release of the November PSA Women’s World Rankings.
The 21-year-old reached the final of the U.S. Open last month and she overtakes France’s Camille Serme, who drops to #5. Nour El Sherbini stays at World #1 for the 13th month in succession ahead of U.S. Open champion Nouran Gohar at #2 and USA’s Amanda Sobhy at #3.
Elsewhere, Nour El Tayeb falls four places to #9, with England’s Sarah-Jane Perry, New Zealand’s Joelle King and Egypt’s Salma Hany (career-high #8 ranking) all rising a place as a result. Rowan Elaraby completes the top 10.
Olivia Clyne and Joshna Chinappa stay at #11 and #12, while USA’s Olivia Fiechter has moved up seven places off the back of her sensational run to the U.S. Open semis and now sits at #13. Nadine Shahin and Nele Gilis round out the top 15.
Wales’ Tesni Evans falls three spots to #16, while Canada’s Hollie Naughton stays at #17. Emily Whitlock rises four places to #18 to sit ahead of Danielle Letourneau (#19), while USA’s Sabrina Sobhy returns to the top 20.
Canadian duo Samantha Cornett and Molly Chadwick are the biggest risers on the women’s tour. They’ve both moved up 122 places to sit at joint #295 following quarter final finishes at the Oxford Properties Canadian Senior Championships.
Elias becomes First Peruvian to reach World’s Top Five
Diego Elias has become the first Peruvian to reach the world’s top five, in the PSA Men’s World Rankings for November.
24-year-old Elias, from Lima, made history in October as he became the first Peruvian to win a PSA World Tour Platinum event – the Qatar QTerminals Classic – while he also reached the semi finals of the U.S. Open presented by Truist.
As a result, Elias has risen three spots to a career-high No.5 ranking, while Ali Farag has made it 23 months in total at World #1. Mohamed ElShorbagy stays at #2, with Qatar Classic runner-up Paul Coll and Tarek Momen remaining at #3 and #4.
U.S. Open champion Mostafa Asal has moved up four places to a career-high #6 ranking, while Fares Dessouky stays at #7. Marwan ElShorbagy falls three places to #8, with Welshman Joel Makin staying at #9. 2016 World Champion Karim Abdel Gawad suffers a four-place drop to #10, which is his lowest ranking since October 2018.
Meanwhile, Mazen Hesham has risen two spots to a career-high #11 ranking. Colombia’s Miguel Rodriguez and France’s Gregoire Marche fall a place each to #2 and #13, while Mohamed Abouelghar moves up to #14. India’s Saurav Ghosal moves up a place to #15.
There are career-high rankings in store for Youssef Soliman and Eain Yow Ng. Soliman moves up three places to #16, while Eain Yow rises to #17. Youssef Ibrahim falls to #18, while Germany’s Raphael Kandra returns to the top 20 for the first time since May 2019, rising three spots to #19.
Frenchman Baptiste Masotti breaks into the top 20 for the first time in his career after enjoying a five-place rise.
The biggest mover on the men’s tour is Canada’s George Crowne, who rises 321 places to #444 following a run to the quarter finals of the Canadian Senior Championships and an appearance at the Boston Open. Malaysia’s Danial Nurhaqiem is the other biggest mover, moving up 291 places to #445 after his appearances at the SRAM PSA 5 and 6 last month.