September – The Month for Career Highs

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September’s rankings have provided little change at the top, with Nicol David recording another month at the top, which sees her hold the longest unbroken reign in squash ranking history. A remarkable achievement.

Laura Massaro remains hot on her heels at number two, with next week’s Malaysian Open being crucial to Massaro’s hunt for the number one position.

Elsewhere Nour El Sherbini leaps back above Kasey Brown to number ten.

Sarah-Jane Perry had a breakthrough year in 2012 and carried that into 2013 where she has already won a joint tour leading three WSA titles. Perry moves up one place to number 17. A year ago she was down at no.43.

Nicolette Fernandes, who reached her biggest final in April at the Irish Open, moves up three places to a career high no.23.

Samantha Cornett won her first Canadian National title back in May, moves up two places to a career high of no.31.

Hong Kong’s Tong Tsz-Wing reached her second final of the year at the Malaysian Squash Tour Leg no.8 last month which has seen her move up to her highest ranking of no.45.

A quartet of young Egyptians made significant moves in the ranking this month. Nouran Ahmed Gohar, who doesn’t turn 16 until the end of September, makes her top 50 debut at no.46 as the youngest player in the top 50. 17 year old Yathreb Adel moves up 20 places to no.50 after reaching both the Hampton Squash Week and Squash Revolution National Capital Open finals. Salma Hany Ibrahim won her 3rd WSA title at the Malaysian Squash Tour Leg no.8 in August which sees her rise 13 places to no.54. Habiba Mohamed Ahmed Alymohmed reached the semi finals at the Hampton Squash Week and this has moved the 14 year old up 15 places to a current high of no.69.

The third World Series event of the year starts on the 10th September at the CIMB Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur. Big points are up for grabs which could see big changes in next month’s rankings.

Full rankings can be seen here:


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