Perry Powers into World’s top three!

Madeline Perry (pic ri) leaps 3 places to a career-high No3 in the latest Women’s World Rankings to become the highest-ranked Irish woman of all-time in the April list published by the WISPA. The list is headed by Nicol David (pic, le), the Malaysian who marks her 60th month as world No1, with England’s Jenny Duncalf celebrating her 13th successive month in 2nd place. US teenager Amanda Sobhy moves up a single place to a best-ever No17. The 17-year-old left-hander from New York, the highest-ranked North American woman who became world junior champion last year. Top-10 (inc. points average): 1. Nicol David (MAS, 3235); 2. Jenny Duncalf (ENG, 1572); 3. Madeline Perry (IRL, 1196); 4. Rachael Grinham (AUS, 1126); 5. Alison Waters (ENG, 1086); 6. Kasey Brown (AUS, 992); 7. Laura Massaro (ENG, 978); 8. Omneya Abdel Kawy (EGY, 956); 9. Camille Serme (FRA, 773); 10. Vanessa Atkinson (NED, 762).