France’s Camille Serme has returned to the world’s top five for the first time since February after the PSA Women’s World Rankings for June were released today (June 1).
A semi-final finish for Creteil-based Serme at last month’s Allam British Open was enough to see the 29-year-old overtake Egypt’s Nouran Gohar to sit at No.5 in this month’s World Rankings.
Meanwhile, British Open champion Nour El Sherbini celebrates her 26th successive month at World No.1 as she extends her lead over runner-up Raneem El Welily, who remains at No.2. Nour El Tayeb stays at No.3, while New Zealand’s Joelle King is the other player featured in the top five.
Gohar falls down to No.6, with Laura Massaro – who will aim to defend her title at next week’s ATCO PSA Dubai World Series Finals – Sarah-Jane Perry, Nicol David and Alison Waters rounding out the rest of the top 10.
Hong Kong’s Annie Au and Wales’ Tesni Evans retain their respective rankings of No.11 and No.12, while England’s Victoria Lust moves up two places to a career-high No.13 ranking.
United States No.1 Olivia Blatchford falls a place to No.14, while there is a move up to a career-best ranking for Egypt’s Salma Hany, who rises to No.15.
India’s Joshna Chinappa drops two places to No.16, with Australia’s Donna Urquhart remaining at No.17 ahead of Harvard-graduate Amanda Sobhy – who rises three spots to No.18 – Dipika Pallikal Karthik (No.19) and Hania El Hammamy, who completes the top 20.
PSA Women’s World Rankings Top 10 – June 2018