Annie hits a new high

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Annie Au underlines her status as Hong Kong’s highest ever ranked player in this month’s new WISPA world rankings, the 22 year old jumps up one place to reach a career high of nine.

In a fairly quiet month for the top players on the tour, there weren’t too many other significant changes in the top 20.

The two finalists from the recently finished Boca Del Rio International both move up two spots respectively. Natalie Grinham edges herself slowly back to the top ten, rising to no.16, her highest ranking in almost a year. Her conqueror in the final, Samantha Teran, returns to no.19 in the rankings after a brief spell outside the top twenty. Mexico’s greatest ever player, came from two games down to stun Natalie Grinham and delight her home fans in Veracruz.

There were a number of significant rises outside the top twenty as well this month, with many up and coming players recording career high rankings.


Heba El Torky makes her debut in the top 30 after claiming the Egyptian Circuit 2 title. The 20 year old has the best win-loss record in finals on tour, having been in five and never lost one!

Melody Francis surges up to a high of 44. The 22 year old Aussie recorded back to back wins at the Millicent Open and the South Australian Open and will be looking to add more titles during this month’s Australian circuit.

There were also career high rankings for: British Under 23 Champion Victoria Lust at 35, Olivia Blatchford at 36, Emily Whitlock at 55 who reached the final of the Le Sport Open, Milou Van Der Heijden at 56 who reached her first Silver level quarter final in Mexico, Nouran El Torky at 59 who was a semi finalist in Egypt, Stephanie Edmison at 70, Yathreb Adel at 74, Amanda Landers-Murphy at 75 who reached her first tour final at the South Australian Open, Tesni Evans at 93 who also reached her first tour final and Lisa Aitken at 94.

This month the world’s top players will be in action at the World Series CIMB Malaysian Open and the Gold Singapore Open. Nicol David, having spent her 60th month at No.1 will be defending both her titles.

Download the full July 2011 Rankings here.

1 Nicol David MAS 1 26790.00 9 3348.750 Track
2 Jenny Duncalf ENG 2 14065.00 10 1654.706 Track
3 Rachael Grinham AUS 3 14123.00 16 1228.087 Track
4 Madeline Perry IRL 4 11476.00 13 1147.600 Track
5 Alison Waters ENG 5 9062.50 9 1132.813 Track
6 Kasey Brown AUS 6 10727.50 14 1021.667 Track
7 Laura Massaro ENG 7 8319.50 10 978.765 Track
8 Omneya Abdel Kawy EGY 8 7349.00 8 918.625 Track
9 Annie Au HKG 10 1 ^ 8135.50 14 774.810 Track
10 Camille Serme FRA 9 1 v 6958.75 11 773.194 Track
11 Vanessa Atkinson NED 11 6814.50 11 757.167 Track
12 Raneem El Weleily EGY 12 6564.00 11 729.333 Track
13 Donna Urquhart AUS 13 5347.50 11 594.167 Track
14 Joelle King NZL 14 4927.00 10 579.647 Track
15 Low Wee Wern MAS 15 4514.00 9 564.250 Track
16 Natalie Grinham NED 18 2 ^ 4702.75 10 553.265 Track
17 Jaclyn Hawkes NZL 16 1 v 5101.00 12 536.947 Track
18 Nour El Tayeb EGY 17 1 v 4121.00 9 515.125 Track
19 Samantha Teran MEX 21 2 ^ 4091.75 10 481.382 Track
20 Sarah Kippax ENG 19 1 v 4377.75 12 460.816 Track


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