France’s Camille Serme, who reached the final of the Allam British Open last week, has broken back into the top three of the Professional Squash Association’s women’s world rankings for the first time since January 2018.
The 30-year-old French player, winner of the British Open title in 2015, was beaten this year by Egypt’s rising 21-year-old talent Nouran Gohar, who has moved up three places to fourth.
Egyptian duo Raneem El Welily and world champion Nour El Sherbini stay at number one and two respectively for a seventh successive month.
Nour El Tayeb completes the top five after dropping two places, while New Zealand’s Joelle King falls out of the top five to number six.
Malaysia’s eight-time world champion Nicol David - set to appear in the rankings for the final time this month after making her last professional appearance at the British Open - moves up two spots to number 16.
Egypt’s Mohamed Abouelghar has moved up two spots to a career-high number seven in the men’s world rankings.
The 25-year-old from Cairo reached the quarter-finals of the British Open.
Egypt’s world champion Ali Farag stays top for a fourth month in a row, but the gap between him and world number two Mohamed ElShorbagy has been cut to 475 points after the latter beat him in the British Open final.
Tarek Momen and Karim Abdel Gawad make it an all-Egyptian top four for a second successive month, while Germany’s Simon Rösner completes the top five.
New Zealand’s Paul Coll stays at number six, while India’s Saurav Ghosal takes the final spot in the top 10.