November 2011 WISPA Rankings

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Amr Shabana and Laura Massaro, US Open 2011 Champions.

It has been an exciting year of squash—with many players stepping up their game to a different notch! This month’s November rankings features some pretty obvious rank movers.

Laura Massaro, the recently crowned US Open Champion made a big leap from No. 10 in the beginning of the year to No. 4 this November–her highest ever. While our Squash Stars Ambassador and Founder Nicol David still has the pole position firmly in her grasps, Laura Massaro is definitely a looming threat. Laura in our opinion, is definitely in the most confident position in the circuit as the only player to have thwarted Nicol David twice this year—once at the start of the circuit in Cleveland and then later in the semis of the Singapore Masters, where she lost in the finals to Madeline Perry, now World No. 3.

The Irish top seed takes Rachael Grinham‘s place in the top 3 as Rachael slides to No. 5, just one ranking above our Aussie Squash Stars Ambassador Kasey Brown. Kasey had a close hand in beating Laura at the US Open after a stirring win over Nicol in the semis—that makes her the only other player this year to have pinched a win from the Malaysian world champ.

A SquashStars favourite back in the radar is an ex-World No. 2 Natalie Grinham who makes an appearance back in the top 10 after claiming the Monte Carlo Classic title.

The other movers on the chart are Annie Au from Hong Kong who moves to No. 7, Nour El Tayeb up to No. 12 after another (impressive) Qatar Classic semi final berth, English lass Sarah Kippax makes her debut in the top 15, Dipika Pallikal at No. 19 after winning the Dread Series #2, Emma Beddoes up to No. 22 after reaching the quarters in Qatar, Heba El Torky makes her top 25 debut after reaching the semi final in the China Open and youngsters Emily Whitlock and Yathreb Adel surge up to No. 35 and No. 38 respectively.

THE TOP 20:

RANK PLAYER COUNTRY Prev Pos CHANGE TOTAL PLAYED
(12 MONTHS)
AVERAGE  
1 Nicol David MAS 1   22575.00 9 2821.875  
2 Jenny Duncalf ENG 2   13807.50 9 1725.938  
3 Madeline Perry IRL 4 Up 1 13736.00 12 1445.895  
4 Laura Massaro ENG 5 Up 1 10850.00 9 1356.250  
5 Rachael Grinham AUS 3 Down 2 12681.50 14 1207.762  
6 Kasey Brown AUS 6   10890.00 13 1089.000  
7 Annie Au HKG 8 Up 1 8024.00 12 844.632  
8 Raneem El Weleily EGY 7 Down 1 7566.50 11 840.722  
9 Camille Serme FRA 9   7829.25 12 824.132  
10 Natalie Grinham NED 11 Up 1 6495.00 11 721.667  
11 Joelle King NZL 10 Down 1 6486.50 11 720.722  
12 Nour El Tayeb EGY 17 Up 5 4923.00 7 615.375  
13 Donna Urquhart AUS 13   5682.50 12 598.158  
14 Low Wee Wern MAS 21 Up 7 4907.50 12 516.579  
15 Sarah Kippax ENG 18 Up 3 4778.00 12 502.947  
16 Jaclyn Hawkes NZL 15 Down 1 4734.50 12 498.368  
17 Samantha Teran MEX 14 Down 1 3795.25 9 474.406  
18 Omneya Abdel Kawy EGY 16 Down 2 3789.00 8 473.625  
19 Dipika Pallikal IND 20 Up 1 4512.50 14 429.762  
20 Delia Arnold MAS 26 Up 6 3317.00 10 390.235  

View full November 2011 rankings by WISPA here.

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