The new June WSA World Tour rankings sees some big changes with movement in six of the top ten positions.
After becoming the first home-winner of the British Open in 12-years last weekend, Laura Massaro has reinforced her position as world No.2 having beaten close rival Raneem El Weleily in the semi-final. The Englishwoman also closes the gap further on Nicol David after beating the world No.1 in the final in Hull.
The biggest rise comes from the experienced Madeline Perry of Ireland who, after clinching the Texas Open at the beginning of the month, has risen back inside the top ten to number eight.
Nour El Sherbini, runner-up in the British Open in 2012, sees her points average drop after the young Egyptian failed to reach the quarter-finals of this year’s event. As a result the 17-year-old drops six places to No.11 in the rankings, allowing Joelle King, Low Wee Wern, Jenny Duncalf and Natalie Grinham to each move a place higher.
Kasey Brown also re-enters the top ten for the first time since September, having reached the British Open quarters, whilst Camille Serme’s loss to unseeded Nour El Tayeb has seen the Frenchwoman drop three places to twelfth. El Tayeb’s performance last week has earned the Egyptian a four-place leap to No.19, holding a sub-20 ranking for the first time since April 2012.
Denmark’s Line Hansen reaches a career high of 21 this month, Nicolette Fernandes continues her climb up the rankings with a two-place rise to reach a career high of No.26, whilst Siyoli Waters and Megan Craig also set personal bests in reaching No.34 and No.46 respectively. Misaki Kobayashi is also a big riser, up six places to No.36, her highest ranking since October 2012.