Laura Massaro’s title win on the last day of September was perfectly timed for the Englishwoman to leap to her highest ever WSA World Tour ranking.
In defeating Raneem El Weleily in yesterday’s Carol Weymuller Open final, Massaro not only prevented the Egyptian from retaining the trophy, but also leapfrogs her opponent to occupy the world No2 spot behind World Champion Nicol David.
Below them, teenage prodigy Nour El Sherbini rises to her highest ranking to date as her Carol Weymuller Open semi-final appearance pushes the 16-year-old up to No5. Alison Waters, Low Wee Wern and Natalie Grinham all rise one place this month to occupy No8, 9 and 10 respectively, forcing Kasey Brown down three places and just outside the top 10. Wee Wern’s No9 spot is a career high for the young Malaysian.
Lauren Briggs rises four places to No30 after a semi-final appearance in the Atlantis Open, whilst eventual winner Nour El Tayeb rises into the top 20.
Siti Munirah Jusoh and Lauren Selby rise four and six places respectively top occupy their highest ranking places at No33 and 34, while Kylie Lindsay gains three places to sit at No36. Coline Aumard also sits at her highest ranking this month at No39, as does Liu Tsz-Ling at No40 and Lisa Aitken and Southwest Open winner Maria Toor Pakay who gain eight places each to No42 and 44.