Serme Celebrates Top Ten Entry

Camille Serme makes her top ten debut in the new May Women’s World Squash Rankings, published today (Friday) by the Women’s International Squash Players’ Association (WISPA) – and become the joint highest-ranked French player of all-time.

Malaysia’s Nicol David maintains her tight grip on top position in the list, extending her unbroken reign as world number one to 46 months after winning her 44th WISPA World Tour title – and her third in succession this year – at last month’s Cayman Islands Open.

But Camille Serme is celebrating the latest milestone in her brief career to date. Outside the top 30 a year ago, the 21-year-old from Creteil equals illustrious compatriot Isabelle Stoehr‘s career-best ranking of 10.

Voted the WISPA Most Improved Player of the Year last year and now the youngest player in the top ten, Serme already boasts five WISPA Tour titles – and in February reached her ninth final at the Creteil International Open at her home club in Paris.

England’s Jenny Duncalf holds onto second place in the new list, while Australian Rachael Grinham moves up to fourth place, just behind her younger sister Natalie Grinham at No3.

Another rising Australian is Kasey Brown, the New York-based 24-year-old from New South Wales who moves to a career-high world No9.

And Mexican Samantha Teran takes a step closer to the top ten by moving up a single place to a best-ever 11th place.

Further Australian success is marked by Donna Urquhart, the 23-year-old left-hander from New South Wales who celebrates a career-best 19 ranking.

May top 20 (inc. points average):

1 [1] Nicol David MAS 2997
2 [2] Jenny Duncalf ENG 1689
3 [3] Natalie Grinham NED 1534
4 [5] Rachael Grinham AUS 1487
5 [4] Alison Waters ENG 1354
6 [6] Omneya Abdel Kawy EGY 1184
7 [7] Madeline Perry IRL 1010
8 [8] Laura Massaro ENG 853
9 [10] Kasey Brown AUS 656
10 [11] Camille Serme FRA 644
11 [12] Samantha Teran MEX 580
12 [9] Natalie Grainger USA 575
13 [13] Vanessa Atkinson NED 522
14 [14] Engy Kheirallah EGY 502
15 [15] Jaclyn Hawkes NZL 478
16 [19] Isabelle Stoehr FRA 460
17 [16] Raneem El Weleily EGY 452
18 [17] Rebecca Chiu HKG 429
19 [20] Donna Urquhart AUS 428
20 [18] Annie Au HKG 425