Nicol David (MAL)
Nicol has been No1 one in the world for over seven years now, and in unrelenting form. Since first winning highest accolade in women’s squash, the World Open, back in 2005, she has extended a high level of dominance over the WSA World Tour, winning the title a further six times.
Laura Massaro (ENG)
Since turning professional full-time at the age of 19, Laura quickly established herself at the top of the game. By the end of 2002 she had broken into the WSA top 50 and amassed some good results and tournament progression despite her young age. Her first WSA World Tour title came in 2005 as she won the German Open and consistently achieved quarter-final placing’s to push her into the top 20.
Raneem El Weleily (EGY)
Raneem El Weleily entered the WSA World Tour in 2002 with a ranking just outside of the top 100. Despite some rapid progression up the professional rankings, her first WSA title wouldn’t come until seven years later when, having already claimed British Junior Open Under 13, 15, 17 and 19 titles, as well as two World Junior Open Championships, she won the Heliopolis Open in Egypt.
Alison Waters (ENG)
2010 saw Alison Waters really establish herself as one of the best players in the world. Her powerful and attacking game helped push her to a career high ranking of number three. She reached the semi final or better at all tournaments in 2010, as well as claiming the British National title.
Joelle King (NZL)
Since playing her first WSA World Tour event back in 2004 at the age of 15, King quickly set about establishing herself as a genuinely promising talent. She broke into the world’s top 100 in her first year of competition, but it was in 2008 that she really began to make large strides up the rankings. In June of that year, she claimed her first WSA title, winning the North Island Championship in her home country of New Zealand. She followed this with an excellent Australian Open run, in which she reached the semi-finals as No8 seed, to ensure a top50 place at the end of the year.
Natalie Grinham (NED)
Natalie is the younger sister of experienced tour regular Rachael Grinham. Unlike her sister, Natalie chose to move to the Netherlands early in her career, in order to maximise her competitive and training opportunities. She has been a consistent force in the top six since December 2003, and first held the No2 spot in 2007, for 19 months.
Camille Serme (FRA)
A highly successful 2007 saw Camille first finish runner-up in the Swiss Open, before further promising finishes in the Wolverhampton Open, Icelandair Group Classic and London Open, paved the way for the first WSA World Tour title in the Santiago Open in November. She later won the WSA Young Player of the Year award.
Jenny Duncalf (ENG)
Jenny’s first WSA World Tour title win came at the Atlanta Masters in 2003, but previously enjoyed successful junior campaigns, winning the European Junior title in 2001 and the British Junior U12, U14, U16 and U17 titles.