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Squash: David makes it 83 consecutive months as women’s World No. 1

Nicol David will compete in next month’s CIMB Malaysian Open. Photo: WSA.

Nicol David will compete in next month’s CIMB Malaysian Open. Photo: WSA.

August 1, 2013: Nicol David extended her reign as the women’s World No. 1 to 83 consecutive months following the release of the August issue of the WSA Rankings.

 

The 29-year old Malaysian, who will turn 30 at the end of the month, stays ahead of British Open Champion Laura Massaro and an unchanged top 20 including Malaysia’s Low Wee Wern (6), Hong Kong’s Annie Au (14) and India’s Dipika Pallikal (15).

 

Hong Kong’s Joey Chan (22), India’s Joshana Chinappa (27), Malaysia’s Delia Arnold (32), Japan’s Misaki Kobayashi (36) and Hong Kong’s Liu Tsz-ling (39) are among Asia’s other top players.

 

Hong Kong number four Tong Tsz-Wing moved to a career high of 47 after reaching the quarter-finals of the Buler Challenge Cup in her home city.

 

David and Low are currently in Colombia for the World Games where they head a strong field featuring seven of the top 20 players. David, Massaro and the rest of the world’s top players will next be seen in the CIMB Malaysian Open, which will be held from September 10-15.

 

Ramy Ashour remains king of the men’s game. Photo: SquashPics.com.

Ramy Ashour remains king of the men’s game. Photo: SquashPics.com.

Meanwhile, Ramy Ashour remains the men’s number one for the eighth straight month following the latest Dunlop PSA World Rankings.

 

The 25-year-old Egyptian, unbeaten on the PSA World Tour since May 2012, began his latest reign in January and maintains a 652 points average lead over his nearest rival, Gregory Gaultier of France.

 

India’s Saurav Ghosal (20) and Malaysia’s Ong Beng Hee are the top-ranked Asian players.

 

For PSA Rankings, see: www.psaworldtour.com/page/WorldRankings

 

For WSA Rankings, see: http://wsaworldtour.com/players

 

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