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Cassie Jackman (rear) moves
up to # 2, Jenny Duncalf (front) gets career best #12

Carol Owens retains her position as No1 in the new December
Women’s World Squash Rankings – but the New Zealander is threatened by
Anglo-Australian pressure.

England’s former world champion Cassie Jackman celebrates
the end of a complete year back in action since her second career-threatening
back operation last year by rising two places to No2. In October, the
30-year-old from Norwich won the US Open title for a fourth time, beating
Owens in five games in the final in New York.

But the next two positions are now held by Australia’s
Grinham sisters – Rachael Grinham retaining the No3 slot she achieved
after beating both Owens and Jackman en-route to the British Open title
in October, and Natalie Grinham leaping to a best-ever No4 position after
winning the Dutch Open title earlier this month and losing only to Carol
Owens in her previous two events.

Rachael, 26, and Natalie, 25, were brought up in Toowoomba
in Queensland, but are now based in Cairo in Egypt, and Almere in the
Netherlands, respectively.

The English hierarchy looks likely to undergo a major
shake-up as two young players register career-high top 20 positions: Vicky
Botwright, 26, from Manchester, makes her top ten debut at No9 after claiming
her fourth appearance in a WISPA final this year in October – and 21-year-old
Jenny Duncalf, from Harrogate in Yorkshire, vaults ten places in two months
to No12 after beating Botwright in the Atlanta Masters final to win her
maiden WISPA title.

Former
World Junior Champion Nicol David also becomes the highest-ranked Malaysian
of all-time by jumping nine places to a career-high No13. The 20-year-old
from Penang has enjoyed a magnificent comeback since taking a break from
the tour last year – and this month toppled three seeds to reach the final
of the Monte Carlo Classic.

WISPA
Women’s Top 20 Squash Players:

1 [1] Carol Owens
NZL
2 [4] Cassie Jackman ENG
3 [3] Rachael Grinham AUS
4 [7] Natalie Grinham AUS
5 [2] Natalie Grainger USA
6 [5] Linda Charman ENG
7 [6] Vanessa Atkinson NED
8 [9] Rebecca Macree ENG
9 [11] Vicky Botwright ENG
10 [12] Stephanie Brind ENG
11 [13] Fiona Geaves ENG
12 [16] Jenny Duncalf ENG
13 [22] Nicol David MAS
14 [8] Tania Bailey ENG
15 [14] Omneya Abdel Kawy EGY
16 [10] Jenny Tranfield ENG
17 [17] Rebecca Chiu HKG
18 [15] Shelley Kitchen NZL
19 [18] Madeline Perry IRL
20 [16] Isabelle Stoehr FRA

AMERICAS
PLAYERS IN THE TOP 100:
21
[21] Latasha Khan USA
34 [33] Shabana Khan USA
39 [40] Meredeth Quick USA
41 [39] Samantha Teran MEX
45 [45] Melanie Jans CAN
58 [58] Julia Beaver USA
61 [73] Runa Reta CAN
68 [64] Marnie Baizley CAN
75 [70] Dana Betts USA
70 [74] Carlin Wing USA
78 [81] Katie Patrick CAN
88 [97] Tara Mullins CAN
96 [99] Louise Lefebvre CAN
99 [102] Carolyn Russell CAN


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