Natalie Grainger

Natalie Grainger (born 8 July 1977), also known for a period by her former married name Natalie Pohrer, is a professional female squash player.

Natalie Grainger
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Grainger in 2009
Country United States
ResidenceGreenwich, Connecticut
Born (1977-07-08) July 8, 1977 (age 43)
Turned Pro1996
RetiredDecember 2010
PlaysRight Handed
Coached byPeter Briggs
Racquet usedHarrow
Women's singles
Highest rankingNo. 1 (June 2003)
Last updated on: January 6, 2010.

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. In 2018, she won her third World Masters title.

She served as President of WISPA for many years.

World OpenEdit

Finals: 1 (0 title, 1 runner-up)Edit

Outcome Year Location Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 2002 Doha, Qatar   Sarah Fitz-Gerald 10–8, 9–3, 7–9, 9–7

Major World Series final appearancesEdit

British Open: 1 finals (0 title, 1 runner-up)Edit

Outcome Year Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 2004   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   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   Nicol David 9-6, 9-4, 10-9

See alsoEdit

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