Annelize Naudé

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Annelize Naudé
Nickname(s)Nudie
Country Netherlands
ResidenceAmsterdam, The Netherlands
Born (1977-01-01) 1 January 1977 (age 42)
Kempton Park, South Africa
Turned Pro1996
Retired2010
PlaysRight Handed
Coached byLiz Irving
Racquet usedHarrow
Website[1]
Women's singles
Highest rankingNo. 13 (January 2006)
Last updated on: March 2017.

Annelize Naudé (born 1 January 1977) is a professional squash player from the Netherlands.[1] She reached a career-high world ranking of World No. 13 in January 2006,[1] and has won five WISPA tour titles as well as having been the runner-up nine times since 1996.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Naudé's international squash career began in 1996; her world ranking after her first year was No. 53.[3] She climbed up the rankings to No. 36 two years later,[3] but her rankings then fell to a career low of No. 86 in May 2000.[3] Her ranking rose again to No. 25 in late 2001, and she reached No. 20 a year later.[3] She achieved her career best ranking of No. 13 four years later, in January 2006.[3]

Naudé reached her first final in an international tournament in 1999 in the Danish Open, but she was subsequently defeated by Pamela Nimmo.[4] Naudé won her first professional title in 2002, also in the Danish Open, when she beats Senga Macfie in the final which lasts in five sets 3–9, 4–9, 9–5, 9–3, 9–4.[5] She then had to wait for two years for her second title, this time in the Swiss Open, beating Laura-Jane Lengthorn in the final.[6] Naudé then lost to former world No. 1 Vanessa Atkinson in the final of Mexican Open.[7]

Naudé appeared in her 12th WISPA World Tour final at the Internationaux de Creteil in France; she then won the match by beating England’s Lauren Siddall to her fourth title of her career.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Naudé grew up in South Africa before moving to the Netherlands. She was based at Kempton Park Country Club, and was coached in her early days by Phillip Schelbusch and Jean Grainger, which took her to national titles at various junior levels before she moved to Amsterdam and eventually took on Dutch nationality and become a fixture in their national team.[9]


Annelize is currently busy following her other passion in life, music. Since retiring from squash at the end of 2010, she is a qualified audio engineer and well established dj.

Career statistics[edit]

Listed as the following:-

Professional Tour Titles (5)[edit]

All Results for Annelize Naudé in WISPA World's Tour tournament

Legend
WISPA Platinum Series (0)
WISPA Gold Series (0)
WISPA Silver Series (0)
WISPA Tour Series (5)
Titles by Major Tournaments
World Open (0)
British Open (0)
Hong Kong Open (0)
Qatar Classic (0)
No. Date Tournament Opponent in Final Score in Final
1. 20 February 2002 Danish Open Scotland Senga Macfie 3–9, 4–9, 9–5, 9–3, 9–4
2. 14 March 2004 Swiss Open England Laura-Jane Lengthorn 9–6, 9–5, 9–7
3. 24 February 2008 De Creteil England Lauren Siddall 9–2, 8–10, 9–3, 9–4
4. 15 March 2009 Eindhoven Open England Victoria Lust 11–2, 11–2, 11–6
5. 19 September 2009 Squashshine Open Egypt Kanzy Emad El Defrawy 13–15, 11–6, 11–8, 11–6

WISPA Tour Finals (Runner-Up) (9)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Opponent in Final Score in Final
1. 21 February 1999 Danish Open Scotland Pamela Nimmo 5–9, 10–8, 9–2, 9–7
2. 29 October 2000 Springside Open New Zealand Carol Owens 9–1, 9–2, 9–2
3. 17 June 2001 Singapore Open New Zealand Shelley Kitchen 9–7, 9–4, 9–2
4. 8 March 2004 Finnish Open Wales Tegwen Malik 9–2, 9–5, 9–6
5. 5 September 2004 Mexican Open Netherlands Vanessa Atkinson 9–4, 9–1, 9–2
6. 6 February 2005 Kuala Lumpur Open Malaysia Nicol David 9–4, 9–2, 9–0
7. 16 April 2005 Irish Open Republic of Ireland Madeline Perry 9–4, 2–9, 7–9, 9–4, 9–6
8. 3 July 2007 NSC Super Satellite No. 2 Hong Kong Rebecca Chiu 10–8, 9–2, 9–1
9. 16 December 2009 Flowerbulb Open England Emma Beddoes 11–8, 11–2, 11–6

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Annelize Naude". SquashInfo. Archived from the original on 23 March 2010. Retrieved 4 March 2010.
  2. ^ "Annelize Naude Tournaments". WISPA. Retrieved 4 March 2010.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Ranking's History". WISPA. Retrieved 4 March 2010.
  4. ^ "Sonderborg Danish Open 1999". WISPA. Retrieved 4 March 2010.
  5. ^ "Sonderborg Danish Open 2002". WISPA. Retrieved 4 March 2010.
  6. ^ "Swiss Open 2004". WISPA. Retrieved 4 March 2010.
  7. ^ "Sports World Mexican Open 2004". WISPA. Retrieved 4 March 2010.
  8. ^ "Internationaux de Squash Feminin de Creteil 2008". WISPA. Retrieved 4 March 2010.
  9. ^ "Qatar Classic 2008" (PDF). Retrieved 4 March 2010.

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