Amanda Sobhy has grow to be the primary participant born in america to succeed in the highest 5 of the Skilled Squash Affiliation (PSA)’s world rankings.
The newly calculated girls’s rankings for April replicate the truth that the 27-year-old Philadelphia-based participant reached her third main PSA World Tour last when she completed as runner-up on the CIB PSA Black Ball Squash Open final month.
That achievement has seen her transfer up two locations within the rankings to succeed in quantity 5 and write her title into the historical past books.
Sobhy turns into the primary United States participant to characteristic inside the highest 5 since January 2010, when that distinction was earned by Natalie Grainger, the Manchester-born participant who represented South Africa earlier than switching nationality.
The newest rating marks Sobhy’s persevering with rise from her place because the world’s quantity 30 after she had spent nearly a 12 months out of the sport due to a ruptured Achilles tendon sustained in March 2017.
Sobhy switches locations with Egypt’s Hania El Hammamy, whereas Egypt’s four-times world champion Nour El Sherbini stays at primary for a sixth successive month.
She is adopted by compatriot Nouran Gohar, France’s Camille Serme, Egypt’s Nour El Tayeb, with Sarah-Jane Perry of England one place behind Sobhy.
New Zealand’s Joelle King stays at quantity eight forward of Egypt’s Salma Hany, who strikes up a spot to a career-high quantity 9 rating, whereas Tesni Evans of Wales completes the highest 10.
By way of the most important mover, Hong Kong’s Chan Sin Yuk has risen 159 locations to quantity 215 after reaching the semi-finals of the Chairman Cup in March.
New Zealand’s Kaitlyn Watts has additionally loved a speedy stand up the rankings, shifting up 145 spots to 229 after claiming her first PSA title on the Royal Oak Open, which marked her first look on the PSA Tour since 2019.