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Nicol David keeps
#1, Casey Brown Debuts at 20.

London, October 1, 2006 by Howard
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© 2006, photos © Debra Tessier and SquashTalk © 2006

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Nicol David
Nicol
David moved to #1
in August on the strength of her Malaysian Open win. © 2006
Alex Wan.

Malaysia’s
Nicol David Strengthens World Number One Grip

Victory for the second successive year in last
month’s Dunlop British Open has strengthened Nicol
David’s
grip on pole position in the new
October Women’s World Squash Rankings, published
by the Women’s International Squash Players’ Association
(WISPA)
.

The
23-year-old Malaysian extended her unbeaten run to 17 matches – and four titles – when
she beat Australia’s Rachael Grinham in the final of the
world-renowned event in Nottingham.

David, celebrating her sixth month as world No1,
maintains her lead ahead of Vanessa Atkinson, from
the Netherlands, at two.  At three and four are Queensland sisters Rachael
Grinham
and Natalie Grinham, ahead of a
trio of English players, Vicky Botwright,
Jenny Duncalf
and Tania Bailey, in fifth,
sixth and seventh positions.

Engy Kheirallah,
who became the first Egyptian to reach the semi-finals in the 84-year
history of the women’s British Open, leaps three places to a career-high
12th position.  The 24-year-old from Alexandria is now within
three places of her illustrious compatriot Omneya Abdel Kawy.

Also boasting a career-best ranking in the new
list is England’s Dominique Lloyd-Walter, who rises
to 19.

Kasey Brown becomes
the first new Australian to break into the women’s world top 20 for
more than five years.  The 21-year-old from Eight Mile Plains
in Queensland, who has already notched up five WISPA World
Tour
titles this year, makes her debut at No20.

            1           [1]        Nicol
David        MAS
            2          [2]        Vanessa
Atkinson            NED
            3          [3]        Rachael
Grinham  AUS
            4          [4]        Natalie
Grinham  AUS
            5          [5]        Vicky
Botwright  ENG
            6          [6]        Jenny
Duncalf    ENG
            7          [7]        Tania
Bailey       ENG
            8          [8]        Madeline
Perry    IRL
            9          [9]        Omneya
Abdel Kawy         EGY
            10         [10]       Alison
Waters    ENG
            11          [11]       Laura-Jane
Lengthorn      ENG
            12         [15]       Engy
Kheirallah   EGY
            13         [12]       Shelley
Kitchen   NZL
            14         [13]       Natalie
Grainger USA
            15         [14]       Rebecca
Chiu       HKG
            16         [17]       Annelize
Naude   NED
            17         [16]       Isabelle
Stoehr  FRA
            18         [19]       Pamela
Nimmo     SCO
            19         [20]      Dominique
Lloyd-Walter   ENG
            20         [21]       Kasey
Brown       AUS

 

OTHER AMERICAS
PLAYERS IN TOP 100 AS OF OCTOBER 1 2006:

23 [22] Latasha
Khan USA
36 [32] Samantha Teran MEX
34 [34] Runa Reta CAN
37 [38] Nicolette Fernandes GUY
43 [42] Alana Miller CAN
45 [50] Caroline Russell CAN
51 [45] Melaine Jans Burke CAN

55 [56] Katie Patrick CAN

57 [58] Tara Mullins CAN
76 [76] Meredith Quick USA

79 [78] Amanda Siebert USA
80 [79] Lily Lorentzen USA
82 [82] Britt Hebden USA

101 [99] Marnie Baizley CAN

[complete
rankings for August ’06]




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