Natalie Grainger

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Natalie Grainger
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Natalie Grainger
Country  United States
Residence Greenwich, Connecticut
Born (1977-07-08) July 8, 1977 (age 37)
Manchester, England
Turned Pro 1996
Retired December 2010
Plays Right Handed
Coached by Peter Briggs
Racquet used Harrow
Women's singles
Highest ranking No. 1 (June, 2003)
Last updated on: January 6, 2010.

Natalie Grainger (born 8 July 1977), also known for a period by her former married name Natalie Pohrer, is a professional female squash player.

Grainger was born in Manchester, United Kingdom but raised in South Africa, which she represented in the 1998 Commonwealth Games, winning a bronze medal. She reached the World No. 1 ranking in June 2003. She was runner-up at the World Open in 2002, and at the British Open in 2004. She was born in England, but grew-up in South Africa. She has represented South Africa, England and her adopted home country the United States (where she moved to when she married her now ex-husband Eddie Pohrer) in international squash.

She served as President of WISPA for many years.

World Open[edit]

Finals: 1 (0 title, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Location Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 2002 Doha, Qatar Australia Sarah Fitz-Gerald 10–8, 9–3, 7–9, 9–7

Major World Series final appearances[edit]

British Open: 1 finals (0 title, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 2004 Australia Rachael Grinham 6–9, 9–5, 9–0, 9–3

Hong Kong Open: 1 final (0 title, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 2010 Australia Rachael Grinham 9-3, 9-5, 9-7

Qatar Classic: 1 final (0 title, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 2007 Malaysia Nicol David 9-6, 9-4, 10-9

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Carol Owens
World No. 1
June 2003
Succeeded by
Carol Owens