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Natalie Grinham
Holds Down #2

London, May 1, 2007 by Howard
harding
© 2007, photos © Debra Tessier and SquashTalk © 2007

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Nicol David
Nicol
David, World #1. © 2007
Fritz Borchert.

Vanessa
Atkinson Sinks to #9

MEXICO’S SAMANTHA TERAN
REACHES CAREER HIGH #22

After reaching a milestone 50 successive international
match victories in last month’s Seoul Open in
South Korea, Malaysian Nicol David has
extended her lead at the top of the new May Women’s World
Squash Rankings
, published today (Wednesday) by the Women’s
International
Squash
Players’ Association
(WISPA).

April was an eventful month for the 23-year-old
from Penang who
began her unbeaten run in July last year.  David won both
the Kuwait Open and Qatar Classic,
then reached her 13th successive
WISPA World
Tour
final – and her fifth meeting
in a row with Australia’s Natalie
Grinham
– on the all-glass court at Seoul
Plaza.

Grinham prevailed to record the first win over
her great rival for over a year – and strengthen her status as
the world number two.

Natalie’s older sister Rachael Grinham holds
onto her position at three, ahead of fourth-placed Tania
Bailey
and her English compatriot
Vicky
Botwright
at
No5.

Ireland‘s Madeline
Perry
rises two places to No8 in the May list – strengthened
by her success in retaining the Irish Open title
for the third year last month in
Dublin.

England‘s Jenny
Duncalf
also
has cause for celebration – moving back into the top ten at 10
after a quarter-final berth in the Kuwait Open and a semi-final
finish in
Seoul.

Outside the top 20, Mexico‘s Samantha
Teran
jumps to a career-high No22 after winning the Southport
Open
in the
USA,
then securing the Toronto Open title last month
in
Canada.

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

Nicol David
Natalie
Grinham, Australian living in Holland, has achieved World
#2. © 2007 Fritz Borchert.

 

 

OTHER AMERICAS
PLAYERS IN TOP 100 AS OF MAY 1 2007:

22 [24] Samantha
Teran MEX
27 [29] Nicolette
Fernandes GUY
28 [31] Latasha
Khan USA
37 [32] Runa Reta CAN

48 [45] Alana Miller CAN
47 [46] Caroline Russell CAN

65 [63] Tara Mullins CAN
69 [74] Neha Kumar CAN
73 [71] Silvia Angulo Rugeles COL

85 [81] Katie Patrick CAN

94 [95] Mariana De Reyes COL
93 [93] Marnie Baizley CAN

96 [98] Catalina Pelaez COL

[complete
rankings for May ’07]




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