Nicol David holds onto the number one position for an 85th consecutive month in the August WSA Rankings – that’s more than 365 weeks, which makes it slightly easier to work out that she’s been there for seven whole years since first reaching the top in August 2006.

The 29 year old Malaysian, who will turn 30 at the end of the month, stays ahead of British Open Champion Laura Massaro in an unchanged top 20. David is currently in Cali, Colombia for the World Games where she leads a strong field featuring seven of the top twenty players.

David, Massaro and the rest of the world’s top players will next be seen in next month’s CIMB Malaysian Open taking place between 10th and 15th September.

Outside the top 20, Amanda Sobhy moves back up seven places to no.23 after claiming her biggest title at the Buler Challenge Cup. There are career highs for Buler Challenge Cup quarter finalist Tong Tsz-Wing at no.47, Nouran Gohar at no.55, Tasmanian Open winner Antonella Falcione at no.76, Malaysian Squash Tour Leg no.7 semi finalist Cyrielle Peltier at no.78, Malaysian Squash Tour Leg no.7 finalist Habiba Mohamed at no.84 and Nada Elkalaawy who makes her top 100 debut at no.100.

Top 20 August 2013:

1 Nicol David MAS 2782
2 Laura Massaro ENG 2348
3 Raneem El Weleily EGY 1896
4 Alison Waters ENG 1413
5 Joelle King NZL 1097
6 Low Wee Wern MAS 981
7 Jenny Duncalf ENG 935
8 Madeline Perry IRL 912
9 Natalie Grinham NED 862
10 Kasey Brown AUS 770
11 Nour El Sherbini EGY 760
12 Camille Serme FRA 702
13 Omneya Abdel Kawy EGY 671
14 Annie Au HKG 589
15 Dipika Pallikal IND 530
16 Rachael Grinham AUS 497
17 Donna Urquhart AUS 442
18 Sarah-Jane Perry ENG 434
19 Sarah Kippax ENG 378
20 Nour El Tayeb EGY 378