No Big Movers in March but Lots of Switches

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The WSA March rankings didn’t provide any major changes to the top 20 with only a handful of players switching places.

Nicol David made it another month at the top of the rankings (she is now at 68 months) after winning her 59th WSA title at the Cleveland Classic. David gained revenge over Laura Massaro in this year’s final, coming through in four games, after the British Champion had upset the world number 1 in last year’s final. Massaro drops back to 4th in the rankings as Madeline Perry jumps back ahead. Jenny Duncalf unfortunately had to retire due to a knee injury in the quarter finals of the Cleveland Classic but has cause to celebrate as she makes it 2 straight years at world number 2.

Also in the top 20, Kasey Brown moves back above Natalie Grinham to number 7 while Camille Serme moves back above Annie Au to number 9. Donna Urquhart reached the Cleveland Classic quarter finals after she stunned Brown and moves back up one place to 14.

Outside the top 20, Amanda Sobhy, a full time student at Harvard, moved back up 2 places to 26 after reaching her first Gold semi final at the Cleveland Classic. Emily Whitlock, another 18 year old, won her 1st WSA title at the Savcor Finnish Open in February without conceding a game. This title moves Whitlock up 1 place to a career high of 32.

Alison Waters made her return to action at the British National Championships after almost a year out of action due to ongoing injury problems. Waters made it to the final losing narrowly to Massaro and showing she is getting back to her best. Waters picked up valuable points and moves back up 6 places to 35 as she looks to re-establish herself back near the top of the game.

There were further career highs for:
Surprise Delaware semi-finalist Lauren Selby at no.44
Twice finalist in 2012 Liu Tsz-Ling at no.49
Tesni Evans at no.55
Aussies’ Maggy Marshall, Christine Nunn and Vanessa Pickard at no.71, no.78 and no.80
Sabrina Sobhy at no.87
Chloe Mesic at no.90
Sally Skaarenborg at no.97
French Junior Open Champion Julia Lecoq at no.98

You can see the full ranking list at

Top 20:
  1 Nicol David (MAS)
  2 Jenny Duncalf (ENG)
  3 Madeline Perry (IRL)
  4 Laura Massaro (ENG)
  5 Raneem El Weleily (EGY)
  6 Rachael Grinham (AUS)
  7 Kasey Brown (AUS)
  8 Natalie Grinham (NED)
  9 Camille Serme (FRA)
10 Annie Au (HKG)
11 Samantha Teran (MEX)
12 Joelle King (NZL)
13 Low Wee Wern (MAS)
14 Donna Urquhart (AUS)
15 Dipika Pallikal (IND)
16 Jaclyn Hawkes (NZL)
17 Omneya Abdel Kawy (EGY)
18 Nour El Tayeb (EGY)
19 Joey Chan (HKG)
20 Sarah Kippax (ENG)

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