June Rankings: Another first for Sherbini

A fairly quiet month in the men’s world rankings with only one player inside the PSA top twenty moving more than one place.

Nick Matthew’s historic British Open win sees him close the gap on Yorkshire rival James Willstrop, but the top five remain unchanged at Willstrop, Matthew, Gaultier, Ashour and new dad Darwish.

Peter Barker swaps places with Amr Shabana to make it three Englishmen in the top six, Thierry Lincou makes another return to the top ten thanks to his Bluenose Classic win, and Borja Golan – probably still thinking about being two and a half games up against Ashour at the O2 – moves up two places to number 18.

Outside the top twenty Jonathan Kemp, soon to be married, reaps the reward of being the only qualifier to get past the British Open first round by rising four places to 36, and Cesar Salazar jumps seen places to make his debut in the top 50.

A little more movement in the women’s list, capped by a spectacular rise for 16-year-old Egyptian Nour El Sherbini who adds another youngest-ever accolade to her collection.

Her reward for reaching the British Open final is an eight-place jump to WSA number 7, making her the youngest-ever in the top ten – and she beat the players at 4, 5 and 6 in the new list on her way to that final!

Nicol David remains peerless at the top with well over double the points of her nearest rival, with England’s Jenny Duncalf and Laura Massaro at numbers 2 and 3 and Raneem El Weleily at a career-high number 4.

Alison Waters continues her comeback with a rise of four places to 24, which would see her straight into the main draw of World Series events (if there were any coming up), while Chennai finalists Sarah-Jane Perry and Joshna Chinappa rise 17 and 22 places respectively to numbers 43 and 49.

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