Tania Bailey

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Tania Bailey
Country England
Born (1979-10-02) 2 October 1979 (age 39)
Stamford, Lincs
Turned Pro1998
Retired2012
Coached byPaul Carter & David Pearson
Racquet usedDunlop Hot Melt Custom Pro
Women's singles
Highest ranking4 (March 2003)
Last updated on: 14 May 2009.

Tania Bailey (born 2 October 1979, in Stamford, United Kingdom) is a professional squash player from England.

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.

Her greatest achievement was being part of the England team that won the 2000 Women's World Team Squash Championships held in Sheffield.

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.[1] 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.[2]

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.[3]

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 2002 Australia Sarah Fitz-Gerald 9–3, 9–0, 9–0

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

Outcome Year Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 2006 Malaysia Nicol David 9-1, 10-8, 9-5

Malaysian Open: 2 finals (0 title, 2 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 2006 Malaysia Nicol David 9-4, 9-6, 2-9 5-9, 9-3
Runner-up 2007 Malaysia Nicol David 9-4, 9-3, 9-2

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sharon moves up three rungs in world rankings". Malaysia Star. 2003-03-05. Archived from the original on 2011-06-22. 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), ....
  2. ^ "Matthew & Bailey take GB titles". BBC Sport. 2006-02-13. Retrieved 2010-10-30.
  3. ^ "Tania Bailey selected for Commonwealth Games". BBC Sport. 2010-07-14. Retrieved 2010-10-30.

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