Kasey Brown

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Kasey Brown
Kasey Brown.jpg
Kasey Brown, 2009
Country  Australia
Residence New York City, United States
Born (1985-08-01) 1 August 1985 (age 31)
Taree, Australia
Turned Pro 2002
Retired 2014
Plays Right Handed
Racquet used Harrow
Women's singles
Highest ranking No. 5 (December 2011)
Current ranking No. 19 (October, 2014)
Title(s) 11
Tour final(s) 23
Last updated on: October, 2014.

Kasey Brown (born 1 August 1985) is a professional squash player from Australia. She reached a career-high world ranking of World No. 5 in December 2011.

Brown was born in Taree, New South Wales. She was the Australian junior champion in 2003 and 2004 and was then the senior champion in 2006 and in the same year, had also won the Australian Open title.

Brown was coached by Rodney Martin and was based in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Career[edit]

During 2006 she won five WISPA events in Australia as well as the Central Open in New Zealand. Brown reached a career-high world ranking of World No. 5 in December 2011.2010 saw Kasey Brown really establish herself as a threat and contender on the WISPA Tour.

The athletic and attacking 25-year-old from New South Wales made her debut in the top ten at the start of 2010. She started the year with two quarter finals at the Greenwich Open and Cleveland Classic, going down to Egyptians Omneya Abdel Kawy and Raneem El Weleily. February saw Brown take her tenth tour title at the Dayton Open. Running out a straight games victory over England's Sarah Kippax in the final.

She reached her first Gold level semi final in March at the Chennai Open, going down to Nicol David in the semi final. She again lost out in David in the quarter final of the KL Open the following week, pushing the world number one to two tie breaks in the first two games.

The next few months saw Brown stack up some solid results, quarter final appearances in Cayman, Malaysia, Australia and Hong Kong. Another quarter final, this time at the World Open, taking out Madeline Perry in the round of sixteen in a 100-minute marathon. Omneya Abdel Kawy got the better of her again in the quarters.

October saw Brown really hit the headlines. She represented Australia at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi. She came away from the event the only player to secure three medals. A truly dramatic win over Madeline Perry in the quarter final of the singles was memorable, especially coming from two games down. She lost out to Nicol David in the semi final and the received a walk over Alison Waters in the bronze medal play off. She took another bronze medal with team mate Donna Urquhart in the Women's Doubles. The icing on the cake was the Gold medal she achieved in the Mixed Doubles with partner Cameron Pilley.

She carried this form over to Mexico where she reached another Gold semi final. She outgunned Jenny Duncalf in the quarter final, her first win over the world number two. She couldn't cause another upset in the semi final, going out 11-9 in the fifth to Rachael Grinham.

A semi final in the Carol Weymuller Open and a quarter final in the Qatar Classic followed. Another standout moment for Brown came in December at the Women's World Team Championships. She helped Australia lift the title with a stunning victory over England's Laura Massaro in the final. She topped off her year with a final appearance at the Punj Lloyd Masters. She was defeated by Jenny Duncalf in the final.

Brown was rewarded for her rise in form by being given Wispa's 'Most Improved Player of the Year' award. She didn't let up in 2011 and collected her eleventh and biggest tour title at the Greenwich Open with victory over Joelle King in the final. This gave Brown a career high ranking of six the following month.[1][2]

She retired in October 2014 after competing a last time in the US Open.[3]

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Camille Serme
WISPA Most Improved Player of the Year
2010
Succeeded by
Raneem El Weleily