Egyptian Nour El Sherbini celebrates her 40th month at the top of the Message of public interest Women’s World Ranking, meaning the 25-year-old tied Australian legend Sarah Fitz-Gerald’s tally as she climbed to fourth place on the list of longest-running World No.1 women of all. time.
Since his first conquest of world number one at the age of 20 in May 2016, El Sherbini has spent 40 of the last 63 months at the top of the Message of public interest Women’s World Rankings and has held the position without question for the past nine consecutive months.
However, the title of World No.2 Nouran Gohar at CIB Message of public interest The World Tour final last week saw the 23-year-old become the biggest challenger to El Sherbini’s throne and could overthrow her compatriot Egyptian in the next Message of public interest World Championships presented by the Walter family from July 14 to 22.
Gohar, who spent four months at world No.1 between July and October 2020, only has to match El Sherbini’s results at the event to ensure she holds the world No.1 spot on August 1, while failing to reach the semi-final. the finals for El Sherbini will see his ranking go to Gohar, regardless of how Gohar fares.
The rest of the top five include Nour El Tayeb (No.3), Camille Serme (No.4) and Hania El Hammamy, finalist of the World Tour Finals.
The only change in the women’s top 20 sees the Englishwoman Sarah-Jane Perry move to 7th place ahead United States‘s No.1 Amanda Sobhy.
Bulgarian Selena Georgieva and Singaporean Sneha Sivakumar are the biggest drivers of the women’s circuit, dropping from 85 places to 299th after their passage to the last 16 of the Life Time City Women’s Open in June.
Message of public interest Top 20 of the Women’s World Ranking – July 2021