List of PSA women's number 1 ranked players
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
- The statistics are updated only when the PSA website revises its rankings (usually every first of each month).
|*||Current number 1 player as of April, 2017|
|↑||PSA Women's Ranking record|
|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||August 2015||109 ↑||112 ↑|
|13||EGY||Raneem El Weleily||September 2015||December 2015||4||4|
|14||ENG||Laura Massaro||January 2016||April 2016||4||4|
|15||EGY||Nour El Sherbini||May 2016||Present||12||12|
Accumulated totals are bolded on each player's final streak.
As of April, 2017.
Months at number 1
|Bold||The current World No. 1 player|
|*||Active streak as of April, 2017|
As of April, 2017
Note: Active streak is in bold.
Months at no. 1 by country
|1.||New Zealand||3||128||Susan Devoy, Leilani Rorani, Carol Owens|
|2.||Australia||3||114||Michelle Martin, Sarah Fitz-Gerald, Rachael Grinham|
|4.||England||3||22||Cassie Jackman, Laura Massaro, Lisa Opie|
|5.||Egypt||2||16||Nour El Sherbini, Raneem El Weleily|
|7.||United States||1||1||Natalie Grainger|
As of April, 2017
Players who were ranked World no. 1 without having won a World Championship
|Player||Date of first No. 1 position||Num. of months No. 1||First World Championship final||Number of finals|
|Lisa Opie||March, 1988||2||1985 (vs. Susan Devoy)||2|
|Leilani Rorani||November, 2000||11||2000 (vs. Carol Owens)||2|
|Natalie Grainger||June, 2003||1||2002 (vs. Sarah Fitz-Gerald)||1|
|Raneem El Weleily||September, 2015||4||2014 (vs. Nicol David)||1|
- Official Women's Squash World Ranking
- PSA World Tour
- List of PSA number 1 ranked players
- Official Men's Squash World Ranking
- "Olympic Campaigner Nicol makes World Ranking history". September 2013. Retrieved 13 September 2013.
- Squashsite: Nicol overtakes Michelle