Rachael Grinham

Rachael Grinham

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Rachael Margaret Grinham (born 22 January 1977 in Toowoomba, Queensland) is a professional squash player from Australia. She won the World Open in 2007, and the British Open in 2003, 2004 and 2007. She reached the World No. 1 ranking in 2004.

Rachael's younger sister Natalie Grinham is also a top squash player.

Career



Early years

Rachael has a great pedigree as a squash player. Winner of the World Junior title in 1993 aged 16, she had an opportunity to defend in 1995, but was beaten by Jade Wilson from New Zealand in the final. Since joining the WISPA World Tour during 1994, her array of strokes and strong temperament initially took her steadily towards the top 20, a barrier she finally breached in the middle of 1997. She won her first tournament in 1998 when she was 22 years old, beating Tracey Shenton for the Open Toulouse Central in France. She also lost to Tracey Shenton in the same year at the Isostar-Beverwijk tournament, Netherlands. At the Commonwealth Games in 1998 her partnership with Robyn Cooper brought them a silver medal in the Women's Doubles.

1999

Rachael had a good year in 1999 winning the Swiss Open, Germering Open and Indian Open beating Claire Waddell, Sabine Schoene and Claire Nitch respectively. She ended the year ranked No. 18 on the WISPA Tour.

2000-2001

Rachael finished 2000 by climbing 6 places in the ranking up to No. 12 in the world. She won two tournaments, Milo National Open beating the current world No. 1 Nicol David and successfully...
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