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Omneya Hits Top Five In New WISPA World Rankings

Kawy, looking to gain momentum in the second half of 2010

Omneya Abdel Kawy becomes the first Egyptian to reach the top five in the Women’s World Squash Rankings after moving up to a career-high No5 in the August list published by the Women’s International Squash Players’ Association (WISPA).

The 24-year-old from Cairo claimed her seventh WISPA World Tour title at the Hurghada International in her home country in May – when she celebrated her 24th appearance in a Tour final, and her seventh time in a row in the climax of the established Red Sea resort event.

Malaysia’s Nicol David moves into her fifth year at the top of the rankings after beginning her current reign in August 2006. The 26-year-old from Penang won last month’s CIMB Singapore Masters for the fourth successive year to celebrate the 46th Tour title of her career and her fifth WISPA Gold title of the year.

England’s Jenny Duncalf remains at No2, ahead of Australia’s Rachael Grinham at three, and compatriot Alison Waters, runner-up to David in Singapore, in fourth place.

Camille Serme also celebrates a career-best ranking in the new list – moving up a single place to No9 to become France’s highest-ranked woman of all-time. The 21-year-old from Creteil, in Paris, was a quarter-finalist in both last month’s CIMB Malaysian Openand CIMB Singapore Open.

Camille Serme, reaches No. 9.

Egypt’s Raneem El Weleily also has cause for celebration, rising to a career-high 11th place after reaching the Malaysian Opensemi-finals as a qualifier.

August top 20 (inc. points average):

1 [1] Nicol David MAS 2883
2 [2] Jenny Duncalf ENG 1723
3 [3] Rachael Grinham AUS 1452
4 [4] Alison Waters ENG 1403
5 [6] Omneya Abdel Kawy EGY 1215
6 [7] Madeline Perry IRL 1038
7 [5] Natalie Grinham NED 1007
8 [8] Laura Massaro ENG 853
9 [10] Camille Serme FRA 638
10 [9] Kasey Brown AUS 635
11 [14] Raneem El Weleily EGY 546
12 [11] Engy Kheirallah EGY 534
13 [12] Samantha Teran MEX 522
14 [13] Vanessa Atkinson NED 478
15 [15] Jaclyn Hawkes NZL 465
16 [16] Annie Au HKG 436
17 [18] Donna Urquhart AUS 427
18 [19] Rebecca Chiu HKG 410
19 [17] Isabelle Stoehr FRA 407
20 [20] Joelle King NZL 373

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