Nicol David now has only New Zealander Susan Devoy and Australia's Michelle Martin in her sights - Martin having notched up 44 successive months as number one from March 1993, following a 58-month run by Devoy from May 1988!


David heads an unchanged top four, with Natalie Grinham at two; her older sister Rachael Grinham at three and USA's Natalie Grainger at four.


However, Jenny Duncalf celebrates a career-high world number five ranking in the new list - becoming the highest-ranked English woman for the first time.  The 25-year-old from Harrogate in Yorkshire reached her maiden Dunlop British Open final in May and went on to claim quarter-final berths in both the Seoul Open in Korea and last month's Malaysian Open in KL.


1[1] Nicol David  MAS

2[2] Natalie Grinham NED

3[3] Rachael Grinham AUS

4[4] Natalie Grainger USA

5[6] Jenny Duncalf ENG

6[5] Tania Bailey ENG

7[7] Shelley Kitchen NZL

8[8] Laura Lengthorn-Massaro ENG

9[11] Vanessa Atkinson NED

10[9] Omneya Abdel Kawy EGY

11[10] Alison Waters ENG

12[12] Vicky Botwright ENG

13[13] Kasey Brown AUS

14[14] Rebecca Chiu HKG

15[15] Madeline Perry IRL

16[16] Isabelle Stoehr FRA

17[18] Samantha Teran MEX

18[17] Engy Kheirallah EGY

19[19] Jaclyn Hawkes NZL

20[21] Annelize Naude NED


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A month after completing her second full year as World No.1, Malaysia's Nicol David now marks her 25th successive month at the top of the August Women's World Squash Rankings - thereby overtaking Australia's Sarah Fitz-Gerald to establish the third-longest unbroken run in the history of the Women's International Squash Players' Association (WISPA) rankings.