2 October 1979 |
|Coached by||Paul Carter & David Pearson|
|Racquet used||Dunlop Hot Melt Custom Pro|
|Highest ranking||4 (March, 2003)|
|Last updated on: May 14, 2009.|
As a junior player, Bailey won the World Junior Championship in 1997 and captained the England team to World and European junior team titles. A car accident led to career-threatening knee surgery at the age of 21, but she successfully recovered and resumed her playing career.
In 2003, Bailey finished runner-up to Sarah Fitz-Gerald at the British Open. She reached a career-high ranking of World No. 4 that year. In February 2006, Bailey clinched her first British National Championships in Manchester, defeating the No.1 seed and previous champion Linda Elriani 3-1 in a hotly contested 76 minute final.
She won a silver medal in the women's doubles at the 2002 Commonwealth Games and a bronze medal in the women's doubles event at the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
- "Sharon moves up three rungs in world rankings". Malaysia Star. 2003-03-05. Retrieved 2010-10-30. "KL Open champion Carol Owens of New Zealand took over the world number one spot vacated by Australia's Sarah Fitz-Gerald, who announced her retirement from the Wispa Tour last month. The top 10 rankings: 1. Carol Owens (Nzl), 2. Natalie Pohrer (Usa), 3. Linda Charman (Eng), 4. Tania Bailey (Eng), ...."
- "Matthew & Bailey take GB titles". BBC Sport. 2006-02-13. Retrieved 2010-10-30.
- "Tania Bailey selected for Commonwealth Games". BBC Sport. 2010-07-14. Retrieved 2010-10-30.
- Tania Bailey Official Website
- Profile at Squashinfo.com
- Article at Squashtalk.com
- Tania's local club - Stamford Squash Club
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