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 39)
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 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

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

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