List of world number one in women's squash
The list of world number one in women's squash lists all the leaders of the individual classification of the squash world rankings of the PSA with the ladies since the introduction of the rankings in April 1983rd
The site initially lists all world number one in chronological order. In the other tables, the respective number one at the end of the year and the leaders according to the number of weeks at the top of the ranking are listed.
Since the introduction of the rating, a total of 15 players have topped the squash world rankings. The first world number leader was Vicki Cardwell , the current leader is Nouran Gohar . At 112 months, Nicol David was the world's number one for the longest time. Nicol David (109 months) also holds the record for the longest uninterrupted period at the top of the ranking. Nicol David and Susan Devoy (9 each) hold the record for most seasons that ended in first place.
World number one in the course of the year
Player : Indicates the name of the player. The number in brackets after the name indicates how many athletes the player was at the top of the world rankings.
from : Indicates the month in which the player reached the top position.
to : Indicates the month in which the player was last leader of the world rankings within the respective series.
Month number : Indicates the number of months that the player topped the world rankings within the respective series.
|Vicki Cardwell (1)||April 1, 1983||March 1, 1984||12|
|Susan Devoy (2)||April 1, 1984||February 1, 1993||47|
|Lisa Opie (3)||March 1, 1988||April 1, 1988||2|
|Susan Devoy||May 1, 1988||February 1, 1993||58|
|Michelle Martin (4)||March 1, 1993||October 1, 1996||44|
|Sarah Fitz-Gerald (5)||November 1, 1996||October 1, 1998||24|
|Michelle Martin||November 1, 1998||December 1, 1999||14th|
|Cassie Jackman (6)||January 1, 2000||October 1, 2000||10|
|Leilani Joyce (7)||November 1, 2000||September 1, 2001||11|
|Sarah Fitz-Gerald||October 1, 2001||October 1, 2002||13|
|Carol Owens (8)||November 1, 2002||November 1, 2002||1|
|Sarah Fitz-Gerald||December 1, 2002||February 1, 2003||3|
|Carol Owens||March 1, 2003||May 1, 2003||3|
|Natalie Grainger (9)||June 1, 2003||June 1, 2003||1|
|Carol Owens||July 1, 2003||January 1, 2004||7th|
|Cassie Jackman||February 1, 2004||July 1, 2004||6th|
|Rachael Grinham (10)||August 1, 2004||October 1, 2005||16|
|Vanessa Atkinson (11)||December 1, 2005||December 1, 2005||1|
|Nicol David (12)||January 1, 2006||March 1, 2006||3|
|Vanessa Atkinson||April 1, 2006||July 1, 2006||4th|
|Nicol David||August 1, 2006||August 1, 2015||109|
|Raneem El Weleily (13)||September 1, 2015||1st December 2015||4th|
|Laura Massaro (14)||January 1, 2016||April 1, 2016||4th|
|Nour El Sherbini (15)||May 1, 2016||1st November 2018||31|
|Raneem El Weleily||1st December 2018||June 1, 2020||19th|
|Nouran Gohar (16)||July 1, 2020||current||2|
As of August 1, 2020
World number one at the end of the year
Note: The number in brackets after the player's name indicates how many times the player was able to finish a season at the top of the world rankings at any given time.
|1983||Vicki Cardwell||1998||Michelle Martin (4)||2013||Nicol David (8)|
|1984||Susan Devoy||1999||Michelle Martin (5)||2014||Nicol David (9)|
|1985||Susan Devoy (2)||2000||Leilani Joyce||2015||Raneem El Weleily|
|1986||Susan Devoy (3)||2001||Sarah Fitz-Gerald (3)||2016||Nour El Sherbini|
|1987||Susan Devoy (4)||2002||Sarah Fitz-Gerald (4)||2017||Nour El Sherbini (2)|
|1988||Susan Devoy (5)||2003||Carol Owens||2018||Raneem El Weleily (2)|
|1989||Susan Devoy (6)||2004||Rachael Grinham||2019||Raneem El Weleily (3)|
|1990||Susan Devoy (7)||2005||Vanessa Atkinson|
|1991||Susan Devoy (8)||2006||Nicol David|
|1992||Susan Devoy (9)||2007||Nicol David (2)|
|1993||Michelle Martin||2008||Nicol David (3)|
|1994||Michelle Martin (2)||2009||Nicol David (4)|
|1995||Michelle Martin (3)||2010||Nicol David (5)|
|1996||Sarah Fitz-Gerald||2011||Nicol David (6)|
|1997||Sarah Fitz-Gerald (2)||2012||Nicol David (7)|
Player at the top of the world rankings after weeks
Player : Indicates the name of the player. The current leader is highlighted in bold.
First time on : Indicates the date on which the player was at the top of the world ranking for the first time.
Months : Indicates the number of months the player was at the top of the world rankings. The position in the table is also based on this value.
Streak : Indicates the number of months the player has been at the top of the world rankings without interruption during his longest streak.
|1.||Nicol David||August 1, 2006||112||109|
|2.||Susan Devoy||April 1, 1984||105||58|
|3.||Michelle Martin||March 1, 1993||58||44|
|4th||Sarah Fitz-Gerald||November 1, 1996||40||24|
|5.||Nour El Sherbini||May 1, 2016||31||31|
|6th||Raneem El Weleily||September 1, 2015||23||17th|
|7th||Rachael Grinham||August 1, 2004||16||16|
|7th||Cassie Jackman||March 1, 2000||16||8th|
|9.||Vicki Cardwell||April 1, 1983||12||12|
|10.||Leilani Joyce||November 1, 2000||11||11|
|10.||Carol Owens||November 1, 2002||11||7th|
|12.||Vanessa Atkinson||December 1, 2005||5||4th|
|13.||Laura Massaro||January 1, 2016||4th||4th|
|14th||Nouran Gohar||July 1, 2020||2||2|
|14th||Lisa Opie||March 1, 1988||2||2|
|16.||Natalie Grainger||June 1, 2003||1||1|
As of August 1, 2020
- World ranking on psaworldtour.com (English)
- World ranking on squashsite.co.uk (English)