Sherbini becomes youngest ever World top ten star!

World No1 Nicol David and new world No7 Nour El Sherbini presenting their trophies at the prize giving of the Allam British Open 2012 (photo: Steve Cubbins).World No1 Nicol David and new world No7 Nour El Sherbini presenting their trophies at the prize giving of the Allam British Open 2012 (photo: Steve Cubbins).

It is the Egyptian teenagers who got the headlines for the WSA June Rankings, as Nour El Sherbini (ri) reach the final of the Allam British Open in May, beating 3 higher seeds on the way to be the youngest and the 1st Egyptian female in a British Open final. The sixteen-year-old leaps 8 places in the WSA Rankings to sit at No7 in the world.

At the top of the rankings, Nicol David (le, MAS) and Jenny Duncalf (ENG) remain unmoved, but Laura Massaro (ENG) has maintained her game of cat-and-mouse with Madeline Perry (IRE) by reclaiming the No3 spot. Raneem El Weleily of Egypt has moved up to No4, her highest ranking to date, whilst Perry has dropped to 5th spot.

June 2012 top 20 (inc. points average):
1 [1] Nicol David MAS 3,654
2 [2] Jenny Duncalf ENG 1,643
3 [4] Laura Massaro ENG 1,439
4 [5] Raneem El Weleily EGY 1,404
5 [3] Madeline Perry IRL 1,298
6 [6] Annie Au HKG 1,009
7 [15] Nour El Sherbini EGY 958
8 [10] Camille Serme FRAU 937
9 [8] Rachael Grinham AUS 889
10 [7] Kasey Brown AUS 870
11 [9] Natalie Grinham NED 868
12 [11] Samantha Teran MEX 756
13 [12]Joelle King NZL 749
14 [13] Low Wee Wern MAS 659
15 [14] Dipika Pallikal IND 657
16 [17] Donna Urquhart AUS 509
17 [16] Joey Chan HKG 507
18 [19] Jaclyn Hawkes NZL 499
19 [18] Omneya Abdel Kawy EGY 436
20 [21] Delia Arnold MAS 416