Laura’s still in the No.2 spot

Squash ace Laura Massaro

Squash ace Laura Massaro

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Chorley’s Laura Massaro remains as squash’s women’s World No.2 despite her victory in Dubai at the weekend.

World No.2 despite her victory in Dubai at the weekend.

Twenty-year-old Egyptian Nour El Sherbini has maintained her grasp on the No.1 berth for a second consecutive month to stay ahead of Massaro, who won the recent PSA Dubai World Series Finals, in the June PSA women’s world rankings.

El Sherbini is one of three Egyptians inside the top five, with Raneem El Welily maintaining her No.3 position and 18-year-old Nouran Gohar moving up one place to a new career-high position of No.5 – with Malaysia’s eight-time World Champion Nicol David also moving up one place to No.4.

One year after last reaching her joint career-best ranking of World No.3, England’s Alison Waters has moved back into the top 10 at No.10 while Frenchwoman Camille Serme drops two places to No.6 – her lowest ranking position in 12 months.

India’s Joshna Chinappa has moved up two places to No.11, a new career best, with English duo Emily Whitlock and Victoria Lust also moving up to new career best positions inside the top 20 at No.16 and No.17, respectively.