Unchanged Top 15 Ahead Of British Open

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A quiet April on the WSA World Tour sees an unchanged Top15 ahead of the forthcoming World Series British Open event later this month.

Nicol David sits atop the women’s elite for the 80th consecutive month, leading Laura MassaroRaneem El Weleily and Alison Waters to complete the Top 4.

David is one of two Malaysian players to feature in the WSA Top 20 along with Low Wee Wern who sits at No7. Massaro and Waters are also joined in the Top 20 by former world No2 compatriot Jenny Duncalf who is currently at No8, and also Sarah-Jane Perry who rises two places to No18 this month, the first sub-20 ranking of her career.

El Weleily remains the highest ranked Egyptian player, ahead of teenager Nour El Sherbini at No5 and Omneya Abdel Kawy at No14. Just below Kawy, Australian pair Donna Urquhart and Rachael Grinham have switched places for the May rankings, with the former world No1 and World Open champion Grinham slipping a place to No17.

A disappointing quarter-final exit in the Irish Open for second seed Samantha Teran has seen the Mexican player slip to No19, whilst Joey Chan of Hong Kong also slips a place to No20.

Outside the Top 20, Nicolette Fernandes’ Irish Open final appearance has seen her rise three places to No28 this month, just one place shy of her career best ranking. Deon Saffrey’s Irish Open run also saw her leap three places as the Welsh qualifier reached the semi-finals of the event, beating third seed Aisling Blake in the opening round. The Welshwoman now sits at No48, her career best ranking.

The second WSA World Tour World Series event of the year, the Allam British Open, will take place in Hull, England from 19th May.

Full rankings at: http://www.wispa.net/view_rankings.asp

Rank Player Country Prev Pos Average
1 Nicol David MAS 1 2958.824
2 Laura Massaro ENG 2 1992.500
3 Raneem El Weleily EGY 3 1896.875
4 Alison Waters ENG 4 1355.263
5 Nour El Sherbini EGY 5 1107.813
6 Joelle King NZL 6 1088.889
7 Low Wee Wern MAS 7 1036.250
8 Jenny Duncalf END 8 915.882
9 Camille Serme FRA 9 816.389
10 Natalie Grinham NED 10 812.059

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