Egyptian squash player Nour El-Sherbini surprised the world when she jumped to second place in the Professional Squash Association’s (PSA) world ranking of female squash players for April 2016.
In March’s ranking, El-Sherbini was ranked fifth internationally. She currently holds 21,650 points. English player Laura Massarois ranked first internationally this month, with 24,725 points.
Egyptians Raneem El-Weleily, Omneya Abdel Kawy, and Nouran Gohar came in third, sixth and seventh place, with 18,255 points, 12,695 points, and 13,505 points, respectively.
France’s Camille Serme and Malaysia’s Nicol David were ranked fourth and fifth internationally, with 18,130 points and 16,970 points, respectively.
Ranked eighth, ninth, 10th and 11th were the USA’s Amanda Sobhy (12,410 points), New Zealand’s Joelle King (6,705 points), Hong Kong’s Annie Au (8,075 points), and England’s Alison Waters (6,240 points), respectively.
Egyptian Nour El-Tayb was ranked ninth in March. Nonetheless, she dropped to 12th place with 6,130 points this month.
England’s Sarah-Jane Perry was ranked 13th this month (7,421 points); India’s Joshna Chinappa was 14th (7,100 points); Malaysian Delia Arnold was 15th (6,491 points); India’s Dipika Pallikal was 19th (4,955 points); and Australian Rachael Grinham was 20th (5,931 points).
English players took the 16th, 17th and 18th slots. Jenny Duncalf came in with 7,320 points, Emily Whitlock with 6,386 points, and Victoria Lust with 5,385 points, respectively.
The PSA also released its April 2016 ranking for male squash players. As in March’s ranking, five Egyptian squash players are among the top 10 international players.
Egyptian Mohamed El-Shorbagy topped the list with 22,460 points; French Grégory Gaultier came in second place, acquiring 16,920 points, while England’s Nicholas Matthew came in third with 11,485 points.
Egyptians Omar Mosaad and Ramy Ashour came in fourth with 11,920 points, and fifth with 7,475 points, respectively.
In the March world rankings, Egyptians Tarek Momen and Karim Abdel Gawad took sixth and seventh places, respectively. However, in this month’s ranking, Abdel Gawad came in eighth place (7,770 points), while Momen came in 10th place (6,490 points).
The players who took their slots in sixth and seventh place were Colombian Miguel Ángel Rodríguez (7,745 points), and France’s Mathieu Castagnet (7,470 points), respectively.
Germany’s Simon Rösner, maintained his place in ninth, this time with 6,825 points.
Instead of remaining in 14th place, as in March, Egyptian Ali Farag was ranked 11th, with 5,615 points. He pushed out his compatriot Marwan El-Shorbagy, who was ranked 11th in March, but came in 12th place this month, with 6,440 points.
English James Willstrop was ranked 13th (4,520 points), Australian Cameron Pilley 14th (5,805 points), Spanish Borja Golán 15th (5,250 points), Australian Ryan Cuskell 16th (5,630 points), Hong Kong’s Max Lee 17th (4,950 points), Indian SauravGhosal 18th (5,140 points), and English Daryl Selby 19th (5,110 points).
Another Egyptian player, MazenHesham, dropped from 17th place in March to be ranked 20th in April with 4,160 points.