The official world women’s rankings have been updated for the fourth time this season following victory for Reanne Evans at the Scottish Women’s Open in Glasgow.
The WWS world rankings operate on a rolling two-year basis (excluding the 2020/21 season which did not take place). At this revision the points from the 2018 Australian Women’s Open (extended by two years under WWS Covid-19 Protection Rules) have been removed and those earned at the 2022 Scottish Open have been added.
Reanne Evans has extended her lead at the top of the world rankings after she maintained her 100% record from events played during the season so far.
Having seen her advantage cut to second placed Ng On Yee cut to just 1,250 in recent weeks, victory for Evans means that her lead is now back up to a healthy 8,750 points.
This is because as well as her semi-final defeat to Evans, Ng was also defending maximum points at this cut-off from her victory in Australia in 2018, with Evans only losing semi-final points from the same tournament.
Behind the top two, Mink Nutcharut has closed to within 7,625 points of Ng, with fourth placed Rebecca Kenna – who was defending no points at this cut-off having not previously competed in Australia – a further 6,250 points behind.
Both Jamie Hunter and Emma Parker remain unchanged in fifth and sixth positions, having both also edged closer to the top three having added to their points totals.
The first mover in the ranking list is Thailand’s Ploychompoo Laokiatphong, who rises one position to equal her career-best ranking of number seven after reaching the quarter-finals in Glasgow.
Laura Evans is also back inside of the world’s top 10 following her own last eight run, having briefly slipped outside of the top bracket following the Australian Open earlier this month.
There are two new entries into the top 10, with England’s Tessa Davidson and Siripaporn Nuanthakhamjan of Thailand climbing to 18th and 19th positions respectively, with Ho Yee Ki and Chloe White dropping out. Zoe Killington reaches a new career-high ranking of number 17 following her last 16 run.
Other notable movers inside of the top 40 include: Kate Le Gallez (+5), Jasmine Bolsover (+7), Louise Burton (+6), Shannon Metcalf (+8), Laura Killington (+6), Sarah Dunn (+10), Annamaria Wilkins (+4), Sophie Nix (+11), Chrissy Allwood (+11), Chloe Payne (+7) and Maureen Rowland (+6).
There are now 172 ranked players, with seven having completed their debuts at The Q Club.
The Under-21 and Seniors ranking lists have also been updated following the event, with the points added from the Scottish Women’s Open and none removed, with Under-21/Seniors tournaments having not taken in Australia 2018.
Once again, there is no change to the top positions with Ploychompoo Laokiatphong and Tessa Davidson retaining dominant leads at the top of the junior and senior lists respectively.
Home player Sophie Nix is the big mover in the junior rankings as she climbs two places to fifth following her first tournament final. In the Seniors rankings, Germany’s Diana Schuler jumps 19 places to 12th following her dramatic pink ball victory against Davidson in the final, while Sarah Dunn climbs four places to seventh inside of the top ten.
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