Laurens Jan Anjema

Laurens Jan Anjema (born 1 December 1982 in Den Haag) is a former professional squash player from the Netherlands. He reached a career-high world ranking of World No. 9, after breaking the top 20 in January 2008.[1]

Laurens Jan Anjema
Full nameLaurens Jan Anjema
Nickname(s)L.J.
Country Netherlands
ResidenceThe Hague, Netherlands
Born (1982-12-01) 1 December 1982 (age 37)
The Hague, Netherlands
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight86.6 kg (191 lb)
Turned Pro1999
Retired2016
PlaysLeft Handed
Racquet usedHarrow
Websitewww.laurensanjema.com
Men's singles
Highest rankingNo. 9 (December, 2010)
Title(s)12
Tour final(s)32

Career overviewEdit

Laurens Jan Anjema won the Bluenose Classic in 2008 in a huge match against Borja Golán in 5 games in the final 8–11, 12–10, 11–5, 4–11, 13–11.

In 2011, Anjema reached the final of the US Open and won the Netsuite Open in San Francisco against Omar Mosaad in the final. At the end of the year, he qualified for the 2011 PSA World Series Finals, the top 8 players of the PSA World Series in 2011.

In December 2010, Anjema became the first Dutch player to reach the top 10 of the PSA World Rankings. He is a 10-time Dutch national champion, only second to his father Robert Jan Anjema, who won 12 national titles. He retired in June 2016 after a disappointing season coming back from injury.

In July 2018, Anjema won the World Masters Squash Championships Men's Over-35 title in Charlottesville, Virginia, defeating fellow former professional Alister Walker 3-1 (11-7, 11-5, 7-11, 11-2).[2]

Major World Series final appearancesEdit

US Open: 1 final (1 title, 0 runner-up)Edit

Outcome Year Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 2010   Wael El Hindi 11-8, 5-11, 11-7, 11-7

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