April World Rankings : Women

apr 1st, 2018 | By | Category: Squash in the world

King returns to Top Five

New Zealand’s Joelle King has returned to the world’s top five for the first time since October 2014, rising three places to sit at #4 in the new April PSA Women’s World Rankings – meaning that she will be the highest ranked player taking place at the Commonwealth Games later this month on the Gold Coast.

King spent 10 uninterrupted months inside the world’s top five in 2014 but slipped down the rankings after rupturing her achilles in the final of the New Zealand Nationals in August of the same year, eventually falling as low as World #57 12 months later.

However, the 29-year-old Kiwi – who is seeded second in the Commonwealth Games singles event and first in both the women’s and mixed doubles events – has displayed some of her best ever squash this season, reaching finals at the Macau Open, U.S. Open and Windy City Open, the latter of which saw her appear in a World Series final for the first time in her career, while she lifted the Cleveland Classic title in February.

King is the only non-Egyptian inside the top five, with Nour El Sherbini heading up the rankings ahead of World Champion Raneem El Welily and Windy City Open winner Nour El Tayeb, while Nouran Gohar stays at #5.

Camille Serme sits at #6 ahead of England’s Laura Massaro, who falls three spots to #7, which is her lowest ranking since July 2011.

Massaro’s compatriot Sarah-Jane Perry moves up a place to #8, while Malaysia’s eight-time World Champion Nicol David drops to #9, her lowest ranking since January 2004. England’s Alison Waters completes the top 10.


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