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Rankings for August

London, August 1, 2005 by Howard harding
© 2005, photos © Debra Tessier and SquashTalk © 2004


  
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Nicol
David(R) charges into #3 position while Shelley Kitchen remains at
#13 … © 2005 Alex Wan

While
Australia’s Rachael Grinham moves into her 13th consecutive month as world
number one in the new August Women’s World Squash Rankings, produced
by the Women’s International Squash Players’ Association (WISPA), the
hottest tour player, Malaysia’s Nicol David, has strengthened her
status as world number three behind second-placed Vanessa Atkinson.

David,
21, from Penang, beat both Grinham and Atkinson last month en-route to
becoming the first local player in the event’s 31-year history to
win the Women’s Malaysian Open. The victory marked the former world junior
champion’s sixth international title of the year – including
the gold medal at the World Games in Germany in July.

In
a largely-unchanged top twenty, France’s Isabelle Stoehr is one
of only two players to rise. After moving to Manchester in England last
year, the 26-year-old has recently returned to her home country to live
in Chambery – and moves up to 15, just three places away from her
career-high world No12.

Home
success in July’s Crocodile Challenge Cup in Hong Kong takes Rebecca
Chiu back to a career-high-equalling No16 in the new list.

Another
player celebrating a best-ever world ranking is Mexico’s Samantha
Teran. The 24-year-old from Mexico City has made a rapid recovery since
undergoing surgery for a knee injury sustained in October 2003. After
falling out of the top 100 last year, Teran scored two successive WISPA
World Tour victories in the middle of this year – at the Vancouver
International and La Hacienda Open in Colombia – and rises to a
career-high world No31.

New
Zealand’s Jaclyn Hawkes is also celebrating a world ranking breakthrough
after winning her maiden WISPA title last month. Seeded five, the 22-year-old
from Dunedin despatched the first, third and fourth seeds to lift the
Mortgage Choice South Australian Open trophy – and make her top
50 debut at 44.


1 [1] Rachael Grinham AUS

2
[2] Vanessa Atkinson NED

3
[3] Nicol David MAS

4
[4] Natalie Grinham AUS

5
[5] Natalie Grainger USA

6
[6] Linda Elriani ENG

7
[7] Vicky Botwright ENG

8
[8] Omneya Abdel Kawy EGY

9
[9] Jenny Duncalf ENG

10
[10] Tania Bailey ENG

11
[11] Jenny Tranfield ENG

12
[12] Madeline Perry IRL

13
[13] Shelley Kitchen NZL

14
[14] Annelize Naude NED

15
[16] Isabelle Stoehr FRA

16
[18] Rebecca Chiu HKG

17
[15] Fiona Geaves ENG

18
[17] Alison Waters ENG

19
[19] Pamela Nimmo SCO

20
[20] Laura-Jane Lengthorn ENG

OTHER AMERICAS
PLAYERS IN TOP 100 AS OF AUGUST 1 2005:

22 [23] Latasha
Khan USA
31 [32] Samantha Teran MEX
34 [33] Runa Reta CAN
37 [38] Melaine Jans Burke CAN
39 [39] Katie Patrick CAN
43 [42] Alana Miller CAN
59 [58] Tara Mullins CAN
61 [59] Marnie Baizley CAN
62 [60] Lily Lorentzen USA
64 [62] Shabana Khan USA
63 [63] Nicolette Fernandes GUY
67 [66] Louisa Hall USA
70 [68] Meredith Quick USA
83 [84] Ashley Clackson CAN
100 [101] Britt Hebden USA
106 [107] Seanna Keating CAN
107 [109] Carlin Wing USA
112 [111] Michelle Quibell USA
133 [127] Ivy Pochoda USA

[complete
rankings for August ’05]




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