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Grinhams Hold Down
#1 and #4

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

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Vanessa
Atkinson (l) falls back from Rachael Grinham’s heels in the Nov 1
WISPA rankings .. © 2005 Fritz Borchert

Rachael
Grinham Hangs on to #1, Grainger Regains #4

Australia’s Rachael Grinham moves into her 16th month as world number
one according to the new November Women’s World Squash Rankings,
announced today (1 November) by the Women’s International Squash Players’
Association (WISPA).

The
28-year-old from Toowoomba in Queensland followed her victory in the Seattle
Open in September by winning the title in the first Hedonism II Open last
month in Jamaica, where she notched up her 21st WISPA World Tour title.

World
Open champion Vanessa Atkinson, from the Netherlands, retains second position,
and Malaysia’s Nicol David, who added to her British Open triumph in September
by winning last month’s Carol Weymuller Open crown in New York, stays
at No3. But Rachael’s younger sister Natalie Grinham moves up to fourth
place.

Lower
down the order, three players register career-best positions in the November
listing. Ireland’s Madeline Perry, winner of the Buler Challenge Cup and
Irish Open earlier in the year, rises one place to No11. England’s Alison
Waters leaps three places to 13 after surprise quarter-final berths in
last month’s Carol Weymuller Open and British Open – while compatriot
Laura-Jane Lengthorn is the new No18 after also registering an unexpected
place in the last eight of the British Open.

A
notable absentee from the latest WISPA world rankings is England’s Jenny
Tranfield, who announced her retirement in September.

The
publication of the November rankings coincides with the latest U23 ranking
list, in which the top five players – Nicol David, Jenny Duncalf, Omneya
Abdel Kawy, Alison Waters and Laura-Jane Lengthorn – also feature
in the main list.


1 [1] Rachael Grinham AUS
2 [2] Vanessa Atkinson NED
3 [3] Nicol David MAS
4 [5] Natalie Grinham AUS
5 [4] Natalie Grainger USA
6 [6] Linda Elriani ENG
7 [7] Vicky Botwright ENG
8 [10] Tania Bailey ENG
9 [8] Jenny Duncalf ENG
10 [9] Omneya Abdel Kawy EGY
11 [12] Madeline Perry IRL
12 [13] Shelley Kitchen NZL
13 [16] Alison Waters ENG
14 [14] Annelize Naude NED
15 [15] Isabelle Stoehr FRA
16 [18] Fiona Geaves ENG
17 [17] Rebecca Chiu HKG
18 [19] Laura-Jane Lengthorn ENG
19 [20] Pamela Nimmo SCO
20 [23] Latasha Khan USA

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

23 [22] Latasha
Khan USA
31 [31] Samantha Teran MEX
33 [34] Runa Reta CAN
35 [35] Melaine Jans Burke CAN
37 [40] Alana Miller CAN
39 [39] Katie Patrick CAN
59 [56] Tara Mullins CAN
63 [63] Lily Lorentzen USA
64 [64] Nicolette Fernandes GUY
66 [61] Shabana Khan USA
68 [60] Marnie Baizley CAN
70 [67] Louisa Hall USA
72 [69] Meredith Quick USA
83 [82] Ashley Clackson CAN
96 [91] Britt Hebden USA

[complete
rankings for Oct ’05]




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