Official Women's Squash World Ranking

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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 Nour El Sherbini of Egypt, who replaced Laura Massaro in May 2016.

PSA Ranking Policy[edit]

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 a year (52 weeks) is divided by the number of tournaments played (a minimum of eight are required) to give a ranking average. Where a player has played more than 8 tournaments the best scores may be selected (i.e., the lowest are not included).

For example, a player who has competed in 13 events will have selected her best 10 scores, which 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.

Tournament Classification Ranking Points
Rank Prize Money US$ Winner Runner up 3/4 5/8 9/16 17/32 Last Rnd Q.
PSA World Championship $200,000 + 2,890 1,900 1,155 700 410 205 125
PSA World Series $150,000 - $199,999 2,625 1,725 1,050 640 375 190 115
PSA International 100 $100,000 - $149,999 1,750 1,150 700 430 250 - 150
PSA International 70 $70,000 - $99,999 1,225 805 490 300 175 - 105
PSA International 50 $50,000 - $69,999 875 575 350 215 125 - 75
PSA International 35 $35,000 - $49,999 615 405 245 150 90 - 55
PSA International 25 $25,000 - $34,999 440 290 175 105 60 - 35
PSA Challenger 15 $15,000 - $24,999 265 175 105 65 40 - 25
PSA Challenger 10 $10,000 - $14,999 175 115 70 45 25 - 15
PSA Challenger 5 $5,000 - $9,999 90 60 35 20 13 - 8
National Closed Satellite $1,000 + 45 30 18 11 6 3 /
Closed Satellite $1,000 + 20 14 9 5 3 1.5 /
National Junior Open $0 10 7 4.5 2.5 1.5 / /

Divisor[edit]

The total number of points a player accumulates in any year (52-week period) is divided by the number of tournaments played (minimum 8 tournaments in 52 weeks) to give an average score:

Events Played Divisor
1–8 8
9 8
10 8
11 9
12 9
13 10
14 10
15 11
16 11
17 12
18 13
19 14
20 15
21 16

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Current world ranking[edit]

PSA Women's World Rankings, of April 2017[2]
Rank Player Average Points Move
1  Nour El Sherbini (EGY) 1,439.0 Steady
2  Laura Massaro (ENG) 1,284.0 Increase3
3  Camille Serme (FRA) 1,188.0 Decrease1
4  Raneem El Weleily (EGY) 1,153.0 Decrease1
5  Nouran Gohar (EGY) 968.0 Decrease1
6  Nicol David (MAS) 797.0 Increase1
7  Amanda Sobhy (USA) 748.0 Decrease1
8  Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG) 670.0 Steady
9  Alison Waters (ENG) 501.0 Increase1
10  Joelle King (NZL) 437.0 Increase1
11  Annie Au (HKG) 431.0 Increase1
12  Nour El Tayeb (EGY) 413.0 Increase1
13  Emily Whitlock (ENG) 371.0 Increase2
14  Joshna Chinappa (IND) 351.0 Steady
15  Omneya Abdel Kawy (EGY) 317.0 Decrease6
16  Victoria Lust (ENG) 285.0 Steady
17  Donna Urquhart (AUS) 280.0 Increase1
18  Tesni Evans (WAL) 278.0 Increase1
19  Olivia Blatchford (USA) 269.0 Increase8
20  Joey Chan (HKG) 251.0 Decrease3

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 1983[edit]

Number one ranked players[edit]

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 Australia Vicki Cardwell April 1983 12
2 New Zealand Susan Devoy April 1984 105
3 England Lisa Opie March 1988 2
4 Australia Michelle Martin March 1993 58
5 Australia Sarah Fitz-Gerald November 1996 40
6 England Cassie Jackman January 2000 16
7 New Zealand Leilani Rorani November 2000 11
8 New Zealand Carol Owens November 2002 11
9 United States Natalie Grainger June 2003 1
10 Australia Rachael Grinham August 2004 16
11 Netherlands Vanessa Atkinson December 2005 5
12 Malaysia Nicol David January 2006 112
13 Egypt Raneem El Weleily September 2015 4
14 England Laura Massaro January 2016 4
15 Egypt Nour El Sherbini May 2016 12

Last update: April, 2017

Monthly world number 1 since 1983[edit]

2017–2020[edit]

Month 2017
January Egypt Nour El Sherbini
February Egypt Nour El Sherbini
March Egypt Nour El Sherbini
April Egypt Nour El Sherbini
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

2013–2016[edit]

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

2009–2012[edit]

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

2005–2008[edit]

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

2001–2004[edit]

Month 2001 2002 2003 2004
January New Zealand Leilani Rorani Australia Sarah Fitz-Gerald Australia Sarah Fitz-Gerald New Zealand Carol Owens
February Sweden Johanna Wahlberg Australia Sarah Fitz-Gerald Australia Sarah Fitz-Gerald England Cassie Jackman
March New Zealand Leilani Rorani Australia Sarah Fitz-Gerald New Zealand Carol Owens England Cassie Jackman
April New Zealand Leilani Rorani Australia Sarah Fitz-Gerald New Zealand Carol Owens England Cassie Jackman
May New Zealand Leilani Rorani Sweden Johanna Wahlberg New Zealand Carol Owens England Cassie Jackman
June New Zealand Leilani Rorani Australia Sarah Fitz-Gerald United States Natalie Grainger England Cassie Jackman
July New Zealand Leilani Rorani Australia Sarah Fitz-Gerald New Zealand Carol Owens England Cassie Jackman
August New Zealand Leilani Rorani Australia Sarah Fitz-Gerald New Zealand Carol Owens Australia Rachael Grinham
September New Zealand Leilani Rorani Australia Sarah Fitz-Gerald New Zealand Carol Owens Australia Rachael Grinham
October Australia Sarah Fitz-Gerald Australia Sarah Fitz-Gerald New Zealand Carol Owens Australia Rachael Grinham
November Australia Sarah Fitz-Gerald New Zealand Carol Owens New Zealand Carol Owens Australia Rachael Grinham
December Australia Sarah Fitz-Gerald Sweden Johanna Wahlberg New Zealand Carol Owens Australia Rachael Grinham

1997–2000[edit]

Month 1997 1998 1999 2000
January Sweden Johanna Wahlberg Australia Sarah Fitz-Gerald Australia Michelle Martin Sweden Johanna Wahlberg
March Australia Sarah Fitz-Gerald Australia Sarah Fitz-Gerald Australia Michelle Martin England Cassie Jackman
May Australia Sarah Fitz-Gerald Australia Sarah Fitz-Gerald Australia Michelle Martin England Cassie Jackman
July Australia Sarah Fitz-Gerald Australia Sarah Fitz-Gerald Australia Michelle Martin England Cassie Jackman
September Australia Sarah Fitz-Gerald Australia Sarah Fitz-Gerald Australia Michelle Martin England Cassie Jackman
November Australia Sarah Fitz-Gerald Australia Michelle Martin Australia Michelle Martin New Zealand Leilani Rorani

1993–1996[edit]

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

1989–1992[edit]

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

1986–1988[edit]

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

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1983–1985[edit]

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

Year end world top 10 players and ranking point tallies since 1994[edit]

2015-2017[edit]

Rank 2015 2016
1 Egypt Raneem El Weleily 2831.765 Egypt Nour El Sherbini 1833
2 England Laura Massaro 2553.529 Egypt Raneem El Weleily 1204
3 Malaysia Nicol David 2396.250 Egypt Nouran Gohar 1160
4 France Camille Serme 1784.375 England Laura Massaro 1087
5 Egypt Omneya Abdel Kawy 1462.500 France Camille Serme 1028
6 Egypt Nour El Sherbini 1430.000 Malaysia Nicol David 1023
7 Egypt Nour El Tayeb 1340.625 United States Amanda Sobhy 962
8 England Alison Waters 1175.625 Egypt Omneya Abdel Kawy 608
9 Egypt Nouran Gohar 827.059 England Alison Waters 503
10 Hong Kong Annie Au 815.789 New Zealand Joelle King 481

2012-2014[edit]

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

2009-2011[edit]

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

2006–2008[edit]

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

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

2003–2005[edit]

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

2000–2002[edit]

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

1997–1999[edit]

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

1994–1996[edit]

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

Year-end number 1[edit]

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

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

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

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