List of PSA women's number 1 ranked players

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This article is a list of PSA women's number 1 ranked players in the Official Women's Squash World Ranking.

The Official Women's Squash World Ranking are the Professional Squash Association's (PSA) merit-based method for determining the world rankings in women's squash. The top-ranked player is the player who, over the previous 12 months, has garnered the most PSA ranking points. Points are awarded based on how far a player advances in tournaments and the category of those tournaments. The WISPA, the WSA and the PSA has used a computerized system for determining the rankings since April 1984.

An updated rankings list is released at the beginning of each month.

Number 1 ranked Women's squash players[edit]

The statistics are updated only when the PSA website revises its rankings (usually every first of each month).
Key
* Current number 1 player as of May, 2015[1]
PSA Women's Ranking record
Nicol David has spent a total of 109 months and 106 consecutive months at the top of the women's world rankings, the most of any player.
No. Country Name Start date End date Months Accumulated total
1  AUS Vicki Cardwell April 1983 March 1984 12 12
2  NZL Susan Devoy April 1984 February 1988 47 47
3  ENG Lisa Opie March 1988 April 1988 2 2
 NZL Susan Devoy (2) May 1988 February 1993 58 105
4  AUS Michelle Martin March 1993 October 1996 44 44
5  AUS Sarah Fitz-Gerald November 1996 October 1998 24 24
 AUS Michelle Martin (2) November 1998 December 1999 14 58
6  ENG Cassie Jackman January 2000 October 2000 10 10
7  NZL Leilani Rorani November 2000 September 2001 11 11
 AUS Sarah Fitz-Gerald (2) October 2001 October 2002 13 37
8  NZL Carol Owens November 2002 November 2002 1 1
 AUS Sarah Fitz-Gerald (3) December 2002 February 2003 3 40
 NZL Carol Owens (2) March 2003 May 2003 3 4
9  USA Natalie Grainger June 2003 June 2003 1 1
 NZL Carol Owens (3) July 2003 January 2004 7 11
 ENG Cassie Jackman (2) February 2004 July 2004 6 16
10  AUS Rachael Grinham August 2004 November 2005 16 16
11  NED Vanessa Atkinson December 2005 December 2005 1 1
12  MAS Nicol David January 2006 March 2006 3 3
 NED Vanessa Atkinson (2) April 2006 July 2006 4 5
 MAS Nicol David (2) August 2006 Present 106 109

Accumulated totals are bolded on each player's final streak.
As of May 2015.

Months at number 1[edit]

Key
Bold The current World No. 1 player
* Active streak as of May, 2015
double-dagger Active players

As of May 2015

Note: Active streak is in bold.

Months at no. 1 by country[edit]

Country No. of
players
No. of
months
Players
1.  New Zealand 3 128 Susan Devoy, Leilani Rorani, Carol Owens
2.  Australia 3 114 Michelle Martin, Sarah Fitz-Gerald, Rachael Grinham
3.  Malaysia 1 109 Nicol David
4.  England 2 18 Cassie Jackman, Lisa Opie
5.  Netherlands 1 5 Vanessa Atkinson
6.  United States 1 1 Natalie Grainger

As of May 2015

Players who were ranked World no. 1 without having won a World Championship[edit]

Player Date of first No. 1 position Num. of months No. 1 First World Championship final Number of final
England Lisa Opie March, 1988 2 1985 (vs.New Zealand Susan Devoy) 2
New Zealand Leilani Rorani November, 2000 11 2000 (vs.New Zealand Carol Owens) 2
United States Natalie Grainger June, 2003 1 2002 (vs.Australia Sarah Fitz-Gerald) 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PSA World Rankings". psaworldtour.com. Professional Squash Association (PSA). Retrieved January 2011. 

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