England’s Sarah-Jane Perry has returned to the top five of the PSA Women’s World Rankings for the first time since October, 2020 after the December rankings were released today.
Perry has overtaken France’s Camille Serme, who saw her ranking points for her J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions win in January, 2020 expire at the end of November. Serme is currently recovering from a calf injury sustained during September’s CIB Egyptian Open and finds herself outside of the world’s top five for the first time since May, 2018.
Egypt’s Nour El Sherbini has stayed at World No.1 for the 14th month in succession and she leads the way ahead of Nouran Gohar (No.2), Amanda Sobhy (No.3) and Hania El Hammamy (No.4), who make up the rest of the top five.
Meanwhile, Joelle King (No.7), Salma Hany (No.8), Nour El Tayeb (No.9) and Rowan Elaraby hold onto their positions in the top 10.
Olivia Clyne (No.11), Joshna Chinappa (No.12) and Olivia Fiechter (No.13) retain their spots too, while Belgium’s Nele Gilis moves up to No.14, swapping places with Egypt’s Nadine Shahin.
Tesni Evans and Hollie Naughton stay at No.16 and No.17, respectively, while Danielle Letourneau and Emily Whitlock switch places, with the former rising to a career-high ranking of No.18. Elsewhere, France’s Melissa Alves has broken into the top 20 for the first time in her career after she reached the final of the Czech Open last month.
Malaysia’s Min Jie Teh is the biggest mover on the women’s tour. The 25-year-old has moved up 139 places to No.307 after reaching the final of the Isaac Bloch Open on the WSF & PSA Satellite Tour as well as the final of the Life Time Westchester Satellite event last month. Meanwhile, Singapore’s Au Yeong Wai Yhann has risen 91 spots to No.170 after winning the Singapore National Championships.
PSA Women’s World Rankings Top 10 – December 2021