Egyptian star Nour El Sherbini has today gone back to the summit of the PSA Women’s World Rankings for the first time since November 2018 following her final victory over the previous World No.1 Nouran Gohar at the CIB Egyptian Open two weeks ago in front of the Great Pyramid of Giza.

With 32 months spent at World No.1, El Sherbini – who turns 25 today – is the fifth-longest reigning World No.1 in the history of the women’s game, behind only Nicol David, Susan Devoy, Michelle Martin, and Sarah-Fitz Gerald.

After falling to El Sherbini in the Egyptian Open title decider, Gohar has seen her four-month reign at World No.1 come to an end. She is joined in the top five by Nour El Tayeb, who moves up a space to overtake France’s Camille Serme, while 20-year-old Hania El Hammamy moves into the top five for the first time in her career.