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Atkinson Waits in
the Wings at #3

London, Dec 4, 2004 by Howard Harding
© 2004, photos © Debra Tessier and SquashTalk © 2004


  
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Rachael
Grinham (right) still #1 but Vanessa Atkinson has won two of their
three meetings hoto © 2004 Fritz Borchert

Virtually
Unchanged Top 20 For December

Vanessa Atkinson,
the hottest player on the WISPA circuit, remains at world #3 but has scored
two wins in her last three meetings with Rachael Grinham, who remains
world #1.

There were few
players switching positions within the top twenty, Malaysia’s Nicol David
rise to world #6 was the most important change. Fast charging Samantha
Teran climbed from 59th to 52nd, while American star Lily Lorentzen moved
from 77 to 76, moving closer to Meredeth Quick in the world table.

While Australia’s
Rachael Grinham has maintained her grip on the number one position in
the December Women’s World Squash Rankings, announced at the beginning
of the month by the Women’s International Squash Players’ Association
(WISPA), England’s Cassie Jackman has held onto a tenuous hold on second
place after winning November’s Shanghai WISPA WorldStars Championship
in China.

Whilst the next
three positions remain unchanged – with Vanessa Atkinson of the Netherlands
at three, USA’s Natalie Grainger at four, and Rachael’s sister Natalie
Grinham at five – Malaysia’s Nicol David rises one further place to a
career-high No6 position.

The former twice
world junior champion from Penang scored two of the best results of her
career in Shanghai when she beat both Natalie Grainger and favourite Rachael
Grinham to reach the final of the new WISPA Gold event.


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

OTHER AMERICAS
PLAYERS IN TOP 100 AS OF DEC 1 2004:

22 [22] Latasha
Khan USA
34 [35] Runa Reta CAN
42 [45] Alana Miller CAN
45 [48] Katie Patrick CAN
48 [44] Melaine Jans Burke CAN
49 [51] Marnie Baizley CAN
52 [59] Samantha Teran MEX
56 [57] Shabana Khan USA
61 [64] Tara Mullins CAN
66 [66] Meredith Quick USA
75 [81] Nicolette Fernandes GUY
76 [77] Lily Lorentzen USA
91 [90] Lauren Polonich CAN
87 [94] Louisa Hall USA
98 [98] Carlin Wing USA
105 [104] Ivy Pochoda USA
107 [107] Ashley Clackson CAN

[complete
rankings for December]


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