Nicol David sets sights on Devoy’s world ranking record!

While Nicol David (pic) celebrates her 59th as world number one this month – thus leaving only one player in history who has topped the Women’s World Squash Rankings for a longer period: Michelle Martin. This month David overtakes Australian legend Martin’s achievement of 58 months as world number one, between 1993 and 1999. The record-equalling five times world champion from Malaysia now only has Susan Devoy’s record in her sights: The distinguished New Zealander, now Dame Devoy, boasts 105 months in pole position between April 1984 and February 1993. While David heads the latest list, England’s Jenny Duncalf completes a full year in 2nd place – with a significant lead over third-placed Rachael Grinham, the former world No1 from Australia who moves up 2 positions. Top-ten positions: 1. Nicol David (MAS, 3332); 2. Jenny Duncalf (ENG, 1679); 3. Rachael Grinham (AUS, 1126); 4. Omneya Abdel Kawy (EGY, 1114); 5. Alison Waters (ENG, 1086); 6. Madeline Perry (IRL, 1069); 7. Kasey Brown (AUS, 1038); 8. Laura Massaro (ENG, 1017); 9. Camille Serme (FRA, 816); 10. Vanessa Atkinson (NED, 758).