Official Women's Squash World Ranking

The Official Women's Squash World Ranking is the official world ranking for women's squash. The ranking is to rate the performance level of female professional squash player. It is also a merit-based method used for determining entry and seeding in women's squash tournaments. The rankings are produced monthly.[1] The current world number one is Nouran Gohar of Egypt, who replaced Raneem El Welily in July 2020.

The WISPA, the WSA and the PSA has used a computerized system for determining the rankings since April 1984.

PSA ranking policyEdit

Players competing in PSA tournaments earn ranking points according to how far they get in the draw. The points available depend on the prize money and the draw size. The monthly rankings (issued on the 1st of the month) are used in selecting entries to tournaments and in determining the seeds.

The total number of points a player earns in the previous twelve months is divided by the number of tournaments played (a minimum divisor of ten is used) to give a ranking average. Where a player has played more than 9 tournaments the best scores may be selected (i.e. the lowest are not included) according to the Averaging Formula. (See table below.)

For example, a player who has competed in 13 events will have his best 10 scores used. These will be accumulated and divided by 10.

Players competing in PSA World Tour Events earn ranking points according to the prize money, classification of the event, and the final position in the draw the player reaches.

PSA World Tour Ranking Points
Rank Prize Money US$ Ranking Points Winner Runner up 3/4 5/8 9/16 17/32 33/48
Platinum $164,500–$180,500 19188 points 2750 1810 1100 675 410 250 153
Gold $100,000–$120,500 10660 points 1750 1150 700 430 260 160
Silver $70,000–$88,000 7470 points 1225 805 490 300 182.5 112.5
Bronze $51,000–$53,000 5330 points 875 575 350 215 130 80
PSA World Tour Finals Ranking Points
Rank Prize Money US$ Ranking Points Winner Runner up 3/4 Round-Robin Match Win Undefeated bonus
World Tour Finals $165,000 1000 550 200 150 150
PSA Challenger Tour Ranking Points
Rank Prize Money US$ Ranking Points Winner Runner up 3/4 5/8 9/16 17/32 33/48
Challenger Tour 30 $28,000 3194 points 525 345 210 130 78 147.5
Challenger Tour 20 $18,000 2112 points 350 230 140 85 51 31.5
Challenger Tour 10 $11,000 1218 points 200 130 80 50 30 18
Challenger Tour 5 $5,500 609 points 100 65 40 25 15 9
PSA World Championships Ranking Points
Rank Prize Money US$ Ranking Points Winner Runner up 3/4 5/8 9/16 17/32 33/64
PSA World Championships $300,000 25045 points 3175 2090 1270 780 475 290 177.5

DivisorEdit

A divisor is selected based on the number of tournaments played during the year as shown in the table below (the minimum divisor is ten). The average is calculated from the highest points scored for this number of events over the past twelve months:

Events Played Divisor
1-12 9
13-14 10
15-16 11
17-18 12
19-20 13
21 14
22 15

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Current world rankingEdit

PSA Women's World Rankings, of August 2020 [2]
Rank Player Average Points Move
1   Nouran Gohar (EGY) 1474  
2   Nour El Sherbini (EGY) 1355  
3   Camille Serme (FRA) 1299  
4   Nour El Tayeb (EGY) 1102  
5   Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG) 790  
6   Hania El Hammamy (EGY) 782  
7   Amanda Sobhy (USA) 703  
8   Joelle King (NZL) 643  
9   Tesni Evans (WAL) 463  
10   Joshna Chinappa (IND) 401  
11   Salma Hany (EGY) 379  
12   Olivia Blatchford Clyne (USA) 372  
13   Yathreb Adel (EGY) 367  
14   Alison Waters (ENG) 353  
15   Rowan Elaraby (EGY) 342  
16   Nele Gilis (BEL) 341  
17   Nadine Shahin (EGY) 320  
18   Tinne Gilis (BEL) 303  
19   Nada Abbas (EGY) 289  
20   Coline Aumard (FRA) 267  

Change since previous month's rankings

Note: The monthly ranking for the women's squash (world ranking) is taken directly from the Professional Squash Association (PSA) official website.[3]

World number 1 since 1983Edit

Number one ranked playersEdit

The following is a list of players who have achieved the world number one position since April 1983 (active players in green) :

# Player Date reached Total months
1   Vicki Cardwell April 1983 12
2   Susan Devoy April 1984 105
3   Lisa Opie March 1988 2
4   Michelle Martin March 1993 58
5   Sarah Fitz-Gerald November 1996 40
6   Cassie Jackman January 2000 16
7   Leilani Rorani November 2000 11
8   Carol Owens November 2002 11
9   Natalie Grainger June 2003 1
10   Rachael Grinham August 2004 16
11   Vanessa Atkinson December 2005 5
12   Nicol David January 2006 112
13   Raneem El Weleily September 2015 23
14   Laura Massaro January 2016 4
15   Nour El Sherbini May 2016 33
16   Nouran Gohar July 2020 4

Last update: August, 2020

Monthly world number 1 since 1983Edit

2017–2020Edit

Month 2017 2018 2019 2020
January   Nour El Sherbini   Nour El Sherbini   Raneem El Weleily   Raneem El Weleily
February   Nour El Sherbini   Nour El Sherbini   Raneem El Weleily   Raneem El Weleily
March   Nour El Sherbini   Nour El Sherbini   Raneem El Weleily   Raneem El Weleily
April   Nour El Sherbini   Nour El Sherbini   Raneem El Weleily   Raneem El Weleily
May   Nour El Sherbini   Nour El Sherbini   Raneem El Weleily   Raneem El Weleily
June   Nour El Sherbini   Nour El Sherbini   Raneem El Weleily   Raneem El Weleily
July   Nour El Sherbini   Nour El Sherbini   Raneem El Weleily   Nouran Gohar
August   Nour El Sherbini   Nour El Sherbini   Raneem El Weleily   Nouran Gohar
September   Nour El Sherbini   Nour El Sherbini   Raneem El Weleily   Nouran Gohar
October   Nour El Sherbini   Nour El Sherbini   Raneem El Weleily   Nouran Gohar
November   Nour El Sherbini   Nour El Sherbini   Raneem El Weleily   Nour El Sherbini
December   Nour El Sherbini   Raneem El Weleily   Raneem El Weleily   Nour El Sherbini

2013–2016Edit

Month 2013 2014 2015 2016
January   Nicol David   Nicol David   Nicol David   Laura Massaro
February   Nicol David   Nicol David   Nicol David   Laura Massaro
March   Nicol David   Nicol David   Nicol David   Laura Massaro
April   Nicol David   Nicol David   Nicol David   Laura Massaro
May   Nicol David   Nicol David   Nicol David   Nour El Sherbini
June   Nicol David   Nicol David   Nicol David   Nour El Sherbini
July   Nicol David   Nicol David   Nicol David   Nour El Sherbini
August   Nicol David   Nicol David   Nicol David   Nour El Sherbini
September   Nicol David   Nicol David   Raneem El Weleily   Nour El Sherbini
October   Nicol David   Nicol David   Raneem El Weleily   Nour El Sherbini
November   Nicol David   Nicol David   Raneem El Weleily   Nour El Sherbini
December   Nicol David   Nicol David   Raneem El Weleily   Nour El Sherbini

2009–2012Edit

Month 2009 2010 2011 2012
January   Nicol David   Nicol David   Nicol David   Nicol David
February   Nicol David   Nicol David   Nicol David   Nicol David
March   Nicol David   Nicol David   Nicol David   Nicol David
April   Nicol David   Nicol David   Nicol David   Nicol David
May   Nicol David   Nicol David   Nicol David   Nicol David
June   Nicol David   Nicol David   Nicol David   Nicol David
July   Nicol David   Nicol David   Nicol David   Nicol David
August   Nicol David   Nicol David   Nicol David   Nicol David
September   Nicol David   Nicol David   Nicol David   Nicol David
October   Nicol David   Nicol David   Nicol David   Nicol David
November   Nicol David   Nicol David   Nicol David   Nicol David
December   Nicol David   Nicol David   Nicol David   Nicol David

2005–2008Edit

Month 2005 2006 2007 2008
January   Rachael Grinham   Nicol David   Nicol David   Nicol David
February   Rachael Grinham   Nicol David   Nicol David   Nicol David
March   Rachael Grinham   Nicol David   Nicol David   Nicol David
April   Rachael Grinham   Vanessa Atkinson   Nicol David   Nicol David
May   Rachael Grinham   Vanessa Atkinson   Nicol David   Nicol David
June   Rachael Grinham   Vanessa Atkinson   Nicol David   Nicol David
July   Rachael Grinham   Vanessa Atkinson   Nicol David   Nicol David
August   Rachael Grinham   Nicol David   Nicol David   Nicol David
September   Rachael Grinham   Nicol David   Nicol David   Nicol David
October   Rachael Grinham   Nicol David   Nicol David   Nicol David
November   Rachael Grinham   Nicol David   Nicol David   Nicol David
December   Vanessa Atkinson   Nicol David   Nicol David   Nicol David

2001–2004Edit

Month 2001 2002 2003 2004
January   Leilani Rorani   Sarah Fitz-Gerald   Sarah Fitz-Gerald   Carol Owens
February   Leilani Rorani   Sarah Fitz-Gerald   Sarah Fitz-Gerald   Cassie Jackman
March   Leilani Rorani   Sarah Fitz-Gerald   Carol Owens   Cassie Jackman
April   Leilani Rorani   Sarah Fitz-Gerald   Carol Owens   Cassie Jackman
May   Leilani Rorani   Sarah Fitz-Gerald   Carol Owens   Cassie Jackman
June   Leilani Rorani   Sarah Fitz-Gerald   Natalie Grainger   Cassie Jackman
July   Leilani Rorani   Sarah Fitz-Gerald   Carol Owens   Cassie Jackman
August   Leilani Rorani   Sarah Fitz-Gerald   Carol Owens   Rachael Grinham
September   Leilani Rorani   Sarah Fitz-Gerald   Carol Owens   Rachael Grinham
October   Sarah Fitz-Gerald   Sarah Fitz-Gerald   Carol Owens   Rachael Grinham
November   Sarah Fitz-Gerald   Carol Owens   Carol Owens   Rachael Grinham
December   Sarah Fitz-Gerald   Sarah Fitz-Gerald   Carol Owens   Rachael Grinham

1997–2000Edit

Month 1997 1998 1999 2000
January   Sarah Fitz-Gerald   Sarah Fitz-Gerald   Michelle Martin   Cassie Jackman
March   Sarah Fitz-Gerald   Sarah Fitz-Gerald   Michelle Martin   Cassie Jackman
May   Sarah Fitz-Gerald   Sarah Fitz-Gerald   Michelle Martin   Cassie Jackman
July   Sarah Fitz-Gerald   Sarah Fitz-Gerald   Michelle Martin   Cassie Jackman
September   Sarah Fitz-Gerald   Sarah Fitz-Gerald   Michelle Martin   Cassie Jackman
November   Sarah Fitz-Gerald   Michelle Martin   Michelle Martin   Leilani Rorani

1993–1996Edit

Month 1993 1994 1995 1996
January   Susan Devoy   Michelle Martin   Michelle Martin   Michelle Martin
March   Michelle Martin   Michelle Martin   Michelle Martin   Michelle Martin
May   Michelle Martin   Michelle Martin   Michelle Martin   Michelle Martin
July   Michelle Martin   Michelle Martin   Michelle Martin   Michelle Martin
September   Michelle Martin   Michelle Martin   Michelle Martin   Michelle Martin
November   Michelle Martin   Michelle Martin   Michelle Martin   Sarah Fitz-Gerald

1989–1992Edit

Month 1989 1990 1991 1992
January   Susan Devoy   Susan Devoy   Susan Devoy   Susan Devoy
April
July
October

1986–1988Edit

Month 1986 1987 1988
January   Susan Devoy   Susan Devoy   Susan Devoy
March   Lisa Opie
May   Susan Devoy
July
September
November

1983–1985Edit

Month 1983 1984 1985
January   Vicki Cardwell   Susan Devoy
April   Vicki Cardwell   Susan Devoy
July
October

Year end world top 10 players and ranking point tallies since 1994Edit

2018-2020Edit

Rank 2018 2019 2020
1   Raneem El Weleily 1903   Raneem El Weleily 1891   Nour El Sherbini 1716
2   Nour El Sherbini 1703   Nour El Sherbini 1433   Nouran Gohar 1591
3   Nour El Tayeb 1166   Nouran Gohar 1359   Nour El Tayeb 1304
4   Joelle King 914   Nour El Tayeb 1317   Camille Serme 1236
5   Camille Serme 871   Camille Serme 1134   Hania El Hammamy 1037
6   Sarah-Jane Perry 775   Joelle King 755   Sarah-Jane Perry 806
7   Nouran Gohar 658   Amanda Sobhy 632   Amanda Sobhy 750
8   Laura Massaro 623   Sarah-Jane Perry 612   Joelle King 737
9   Tesni Evans 494   Tesni Evans 555   Tesni Evans 482
10   Alison Waters 472   Hania El Hammamy 524   Salma Hany 449

2015-2017Edit

Rank 2015 2016 2017
1   Raneem El Weleily 2831.765   Nour El Sherbini 1833   Nour El Sherbini 1576
2   Laura Massaro 2553.529   Raneem El Weleily 1204   Raneem El Weleily 1216
3   Nicol David 2396.250   Nouran Gohar 1160   Camille Serme 1059
4   Camille Serme 1784.375   Laura Massaro 1087   Laura Massaro 1049
5   Omneya Abdel Kawy 1462.500   Camille Serme 1028   Nouran Gohar 793
6   Nour El Sherbini 1430.000   Nicol David 1023   Nicol David 738
7   Nour El Tayeb 1340.625   Amanda Sobhy 962   Sarah-Jane Perry 713
8   Alison Waters 1175.625   Omneya Abdel Kawy 608   Nour El Tayeb 656
9   Nouran Gohar 827.059   Alison Waters 503   Joelle King 571
10   Annie Au 815.789   Joelle King 481   Alison Waters 492

2012-2014Edit

Rank 2012 2013 2014
1   Nicol David 2415.625   Nicol David 3499.380   Nicol David 3398.120
2   Raneem El Weleily 1670.000   Laura Massaro 2278.940   Laura Massaro 2088.530
3   Laura Massaro 1430.250   Raneem El Weleily 1656.250   Raneem El Weleily 1984.120
4   Alison Waters 1049.789   Alison Waters 1185.940   Nour El Sherbini 1362.310
5   Joelle King 1043.412   Camille Serme 1071.880   Alison Waters 1248.890
6   Nour El Sherbini 943.281   Joelle King 1040.290   Camille Serme 1084.130
7   Low Wee Wern 865.556   Jenny Duncalf 952.941   Low Wee Wern 1033.160
8   Annie Au 840.222   Low Wee Wern 904.706   Nour El Tayeb 1000.500
9   Madeline Perry 736.105   Natalie Grinham 902.294   Annie Au 857.250
10   Dipika Pallikal 608.912   Madeline Perry 867.579   Omneya Abdel Kawy 788.571

2009-2011Edit

Rank 2009 2010 2011
1   Nicol David 2692.778   Nicol David 3340.000   Nicol David 3279.412
2   Jenny Duncalf 1474.955   Jenny Duncalf 1621.765   Jenny Duncalf 1934.118
3   Natalie Grinham 1469.389   Alison Waters 1480.625   Laura Massaro 1411.765
4   Rachael Grinham 1324.000   Omneya Abdel Kawy 1292.353   Madeline Perry 1409.200
5   Natalie Grainger 1258.125   Rachael Grinham 1166.000   Kasey Brown 1111.667
6   Alison Waters 1256.579   Madeline Perry 1005.800   Rachael Grinham 1078.524
7   Omneya Abdel Kawy 989.238   Kasey Brown 882.381   Raneem El Weleily 1022.789
8   Madeline Perry 949.333   Vanessa Atkinson 790.059   Annie Au 948.952
9   Laura Lengthorn-Massaro 908.025   Laura Massaro 770.211   Natalie Grinham 920.889
10   Vanessa Atkinson 516.211   Camille Serme 769.895   Camille Serme 877.175

2006–2008Edit

Rank 2006 2007 2008
1   Nicol David 3057.188   Nicol David 3057.222   Nicol David 3542.353
2   Rachael Grinham 1650.889   Natalie Grinham 2425.238   Natalie Grinham 1678.824
3   Vanessa Atkinson 1279.375   Rachael Grinham 1874.545   Rachael Grinham 1398.524
4   Natalie Grinham 1208.750   Natalie Grainger 1572.045   Natalie Grainger 1237.941
5   Tania Bailey 1140.882   Tania Bailey 1231.579   Alison Waters 965.722
6   Madeline Perry 844.063   Vicky Botwright 1008.810   Jenny Duncalf 960.444
7   Natalie Grainger 789.906   Jenny Duncalf 877.609   Omneya Abdel Kawy 904.211
8   Vicky Botwright 789.684   Vanessa Atkinson 831.250   Laura Lengthorn-Massaro 847.900
9   Jenny Duncalf 752.222   Omneya Abdel Kawy 817.000   Madeline Perry 761.700
10   Omneya Abdel Kawy 734.421   Shelley Kitchen 742.107   Shelley Kitchen 710.474

Note:
1) Natalie Grinham changed her nationality in 2008.

2003–2005Edit

Rank 2003 2004 2005
1   Carol Owens 1270.938   Rachael Grinham 2039.118   Vanessa Atkinson 2409.000
2   Cassie Jackman 955.026   Cassie Jackman 1783.053   Rachael Grinham 1817.368
3   Rachael Grinham 782.063   Vanessa Atkinson 1530.667   Nicol David 1747.105
4   Natalie Grinham 723.500   Natalie Grainger 1321.353   Natalie Grinham 1356.250
5   Natalie Grainger 699.000   Natalie Grinham 1019.941   Vicky Botwright 1042.833
6   Linda Elriani 675.588   Nicol David 834.789   Linda Elriani 894.000
7   Vanessa Atkinson 653.125   Linda Elriani 752.636   Natalie Grainger 872.353
8   Rebecca Macree 535.658   Fiona Geaves 669.750   Jenny Duncalf 664.450
9   Vicky Botwright 421.737   Omneya Abdel Kawy 607.635   Tania Bailey 646.765
10   Stephanie Brind 358.147   Rebecca Macree 582.409   Omneya Abdel Kawy 604.478

2000–2002Edit

Rank 2000 2001 2002
1   Leilani Rorani 2326.625   Sarah Fitz-Gerald 2611.667   Sarah Fitz-Gerald 2078.750
2   Carol Owens 1681.000   Leilani Rorani 1537.750   Carol Owens 1745.278
3   Linda Elriani 988.111   Carol Owens 1291.563   Natalie Grainger 1389.050
4   Sarah Fitz-Gerald 912.500   Cassie Jackman 913.688   Linda Elriani 972.688
5   Tania Bailey 812.938   Fiona Geaves 853.500   Tania Bailey 908.139
6   Natalie Grainger 804.111   Linda Elriani 843.375   Rachael Grinham 879.667
7   Suzanne Horner 742.500   Stephanie Brind 802.875   Vanessa Atkinson 876.750
8   Cassie Jackman 741.250   Rachael Grinham 693.222   Cassie Jackman 848.750
9   Fiona Geaves 602.438   Suzanne Horner 676.944   Rebecca Macree 592.300
10   Stephanie Brind 566.833   Rebecca Macree 564.861   Fiona Geaves 572.278

1997–1999Edit

Rank 1997 1998 1999
1   Sarah Fitz-Gerald   Michelle Martin 1973.000   Leilani Rorani 2326.625
2   Michelle Martin   Sarah Fitz-Gerald 1531.818   Carol Owens 1681.000
3   Cassie Jackman   Cassie Jackman 1128.750   Linda Elriani 988.111
4   Sue Wright   Sue Wright 945.000   Sarah Fitz-Gerald 912.500
5   Carol Owens   Suzanne Horner 696.111   Tania Bailey 812.938
6   Sabine Schoene   Linda Elriani 565.833   Natalie Grainger 804.111
7   Suzanne Horner   Leilani Rorani 560.227   Suzanne Horner 742.500
8   Liz Irving   Carol Owens 544.722   Cassie Jackman 741.250
9   Linda Elriani   Sabine Schoene 539.167   Fiona Geaves 602.438
10   Fiona Geaves   Liz Irving 508.889   Stephanie Brind 566.833

1994–1996Edit

Rank 1994 1995 1996
1   Michelle Martin   Michelle Martin   Sarah Fitz-Gerald
2   Suzanne Horner   Sarah Fitz-Gerald   Michelle Martin
3   Cassie Jackman   Liz Irving   Cassie Jackman
4   Liz Irving   Suzanne Horner   Suzanne Horner
5   Sarah Fitz-Gerald   Carol Owens   Sue Wright
6   Carol Owens   Cassie Jackman   Liz Irving
7   Fiona Geaves   Sabine Schoene   Carol Owens
8   Sue Wright   Fiona Geaves   Sabine Schoene
9   Claire Nitch   Jane Martin   Claire Nitch
10   Jane Martin   Claire Nitch   Fiona Geaves

Year-end number 1Edit

Years ended No. 1
1. Nicol David 9
Susan Devoy 9
3. Michelle Martin 5
4. Sarah Fitz-Gerald 4
5. Nour El Sherbini 3
Raneem El Weleily 3
7. Vanessa Atkinson 1
Vicki Cardwell 1
Rachael Grinham 1
Carol Owens 1
Leilani Rorani 1

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "PSA Tour Rule Book" (PDF). PSA. p. 41. Retrieved 2017-04-05.
  2. ^ "Current PSA World Rankings". psaworldtour.com. PSA World Tour, Inc.
  3. ^ "PSA WORLD RANKINGS". PSA.

External linksEdit