Current World No.1 incumbent Laura Massaro of England has maintained her place at the summit of the world rankings for a third consecutive month and has extended her lead over closest rivals Nicol David and Raneem El Welily to over 600 points in the March 2016 PSA Women’s World Rankings.
Massaro had a disappointing J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions campaign in January, losing at the last eight stage, but watched on as David and El Welily both failed to reach the title-decider and eat into Massaro’s grasp on the No.1 slot. Frenchwoman Camille Serme, who beat Massaro to the British Open title last May, is the only riser inside the top five, moving up one place to No.4 after wining the Cleveland Classic – her first title since that British Open.
Alison Waters of England returns to the top ten after finishing as runner-up to Serme in Cleveland while compatriot Emily Whitlock also moves up inside the top 20, climbing one place to No.17.
After falling out of the top twenty in February for the first time in 223 months dating back to 1997, Australian Rachel Grinham returns to occupy the No.20 position and rounds out the elite list.
PSA World Rankings – Women’s Top 20: March 2016