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Natalie Grainger Reclaims Top Five Spot in World Rankings

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



 

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

Grainger Returns To World Top Five

While Malaysian Nicol David retains her grip on the top of the new June Women’s World Squash Rankings, published today (Friday) by the Women’s International Squash Players’ Association (WISPA), Natalie Grainger of the USA reclaims a place in the top five for the first time for more than 18 months.

Grainger has made a welcome return to form this year after a series of injury and illness layoffs.  After becoming a US citizen in February, the 29-year-old former South African international won the Burning River Classic in Cleveland, then clinched her first US Nationals crown.  Last month, the former world number one from Washington DC took the Texas Open title to secure the 13th WISPA World Tour title of her career.

Australia’s Natalie Grinham remains at No2 in the new list, ahead of older sister Rachael Grinham at three, and England’s Tania Bailey at four.

New Zealand’s Jaclyn Hawkes celebrates her top twenty debut in the June rankings, rising a single place to No20.  The 24-year-old from Auckland claimed two unexpected WISPA Tour final places this year, reaching the climax of the Dayton Open in the USA in January and the Irish Open in April.  Last month, Hawkes was a semi-finalist in both the Texas Open and Subway Goshen Open in the USA 

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

 

Natalie
Grainger has returned to the world top five with Madeline Perry . © 2007 Fritz Borchert.

 

 

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

22 [22] Samantha
Teran MEX
28 [27] Nicolette
Fernandes GUY
29 [28] Latasha
Khan USA
36 [37] Runa Reta CAN

39 [48] Alana Miller CAN
49 [47] Caroline Russell CAN

62 [65] Tara Mullins CAN
76 [69] Neha Kumar CAN
75 [73] Silvia Angulo Rugeles COL

99 [85] Katie Patrick CAN

100 [135] Leona Grigg CAN

[complete
rankings for May ’07]




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