After winning a second consecutive PSA World Series title at the 2015 Qatar Classic in Doha last week, England’s Laura Massaro has opened up a comfortable lead at the top of the Women’s PSA Road To Dubai Standings, while Frenchman Gregory Gaultier maintains a slender advantage atop the Men’s standings.
Massaro followed her triumph at the Delaware Investments U.S. Open with a thrilling five-game win over Nour El Sherbini at the Khalifa Tennis and Squash Complex to earn maximum points and establish an early lead which sees her in pole position to qualify for the PSA Dubai World Series Finals next May.
Massaro is over 100 points clear of her nearest challenger, El Sherbini, while Gaultier, who was denied back-to-back titles in Doha by World No.1 Mohamed Elshorbagy, holds a narrow lead over the 24-year-old Egyptian.
Come May 2016, only the top eight players on the standings will qualify for a coveted place at the PSA Dubai World Series Finals with every match in the PSA World Series vital in determining who gets a shot at one of the sport’s most prestigious titles.
About the PSA Dubai World Series Finals
The PSA Dubai World Series Finals is the season-ending climax to the both the men’s and women’s PSA World Series tours, featuring only the world’s best eight qualified players as they battle it out for the last title of the season.
Players compete for ‘Road To Dubai’ Ranking points at each PSA World Series Tournament in a bid to earn one of the coveted eight berths and a chance to compete in one of the sport’s most lucrative events.
The PSA Dubai World Series Finals brings eight players together in two groups of four, with players playing a round-robin best-of-three series for place in the knockout semi-finals and beyond – which are played using best-of-five format.