Nour El Sherbini has maintained her position as world number one ©Getty Images

Egypt’s Nour El Sherbini has held on to her position of world number one for a 15th month in succession following the release of the latest Professional Squash Association (PSA) rankings.

The 21-year-old is now just a month shy of the records set by former world number ones Rachael Grinham of Australia and England's Cassie Jackman.

El Sherbini is followed in the top five by compatriot Raneem El Welily, France’s Camille Serme, PSA Dubai World Series Finals winner Laura Massaro of England and Egypt's junior world champion Nouran Gohar.

Malaysia's Nicol David sits at sixth, while England's Sarah-Jane Perry and the United States' Amanda Sobhy follow in seventh and eighth.

Alison Waters of England and Annie Au of Hong Kong complete the top 10.

The rest of the top 20 is unchanged while Scotland’s Lisa Aitken has seen her ranking improve significantly.

She has moved up 34 places to 71 courtesy of lifting her first ever Tour title at the New Zealand International Classic.

Gregory Gaultier held on to his position at the top of the men's rankings ©Getty Images
Gregory Gaultier held on to his position at the top of the men's rankings ©Getty Images

In the men's rankings, Frenchman Gregory Gaultier has retained his position at the top for a second month in-a-row.

The men's top 20 is unchanged with Gaultier joined in the top five by former world number ones Karim Abdel Gawad, Mohamed ElShorbagy and Nick Matthew in second, third and fourth respectively.

Egypt’s Ali Farag remains in fifth.

England’s James Willstrop, a finalist at last month’s Men’s PSA Dubai World Series Finals, occupies sixth while an Egyptian quartet of Marwan El Shorbagy, Ramy Ashour, Tarek Momen and Fares Dessouky complete the top 10.

Germany’s Simon Rösner, who reached the semi-finals of the World Series Finals in Dubai, stays at 11.