List of WSA number 1 ranked players

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This article is a list of WSA number 1 ranked players in the Official Women's Squash World Ranking.

Number 1 ranked Women's Squash Association (WSA) players[edit]

Nicol David has spent a total of 97 consecutive months at the top of the WSA rankings, the most of any player.
No. Country Name Start date End date Months Accumulated total
1  AUS Vicki Cardwell April 1983 March 1984 12 12
2  NZL Susan Devoy April 1984 February 1988 47 47
3  ENG Lisa Opie March 1988 April 1988 2 2
 NZL Susan Devoy May 1988 February 1993 58 105
4  AUS Michelle Martin March 1993 October 1996 44 44
5  AUS Sarah Fitz-Gerald November 1996 October 1998 24 24
 AUS Michelle Martin November 1998 December 1999 14 58
6  ENG Cassie Jackman January 2000 October 2000 10 10
7  NZL Leilani Rorani November 2000 September 2001 11 11
 AUS Sarah Fitz-Gerald October 2001 October 2002 13 37
8  NZL Carol Owens November 2002 November 2002 1 1
 AUS Sarah Fitz-Gerald December 2002 February 2003 3 40
 NZL Carol Owens March 2003 May 2003 3 4
9  USA Natalie Grainger June 2003 June 2003 1 1
 NZL Carol Owens July 2003 January 2004 7 11
 ENG Cassie Jackman February 2004 July 2004 6 16
10  AUS Rachael Grinham August 2004 November 2005 16 16
11  NED Vanessa Atkinson December 2005 December 2005 1 1
12  MAS Nicol David January 2006 March 2006 3 3
 NED Vanessa Atkinson April 2006 July 2006 4 5
 MAS Nicol David August 2006 Present 97 100

Accumulated totals are bolded on each player's final streak.
As of August, 2014.

Months at number 1[edit]

As of August, 2014

Note: Active streak is in bold.

Months at no. 1 by country[edit]

Country No. of
players
No. of
months
Players
1.  New Zealand 3 128 Susan Devoy, Leilani Rorani, Carol Owens
2.  Australia 3 114 Michelle Martin, Sarah Fitz-Gerald, Rachael Grinham
3.  Malaysia 1 100 Nicol David
4.  England 2 18 Cassie Jackman, Lisa Opie
5.  Netherlands 1 5 Vanessa Atkinson
6.  United States 1 1 Natalie Grainger

As of August, 2014

Players who were ranked World no. 1 without having won a World Open[edit]

Player Date of first No. 1 position First World Open final Number of final
England Lisa Opie March, 1988 1985 (vs.New Zealand Susan Devoy) 2
New Zealand Leilani Rorani November, 2000 2000 (vs.New Zealand Carol Owens) 2
United States Natalie Grainger June, 2003 2002 (vs.Australia Sarah Fitz-Gerald) 1

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