2012 WSA World Tour

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The WSA World Tour 2012 is the international squash tour and organized circuit, organized by the Women's Squash Association (WSA) for the 2012 squash season. The most important tournament in the series is the World Open held in Cayman Island. The tour features three categories of regular events, the World Series, which features the highest prize money and the best fields, Gold and Silver tournaments.[1] The Tour is concluded by the WSA World Series Finals, the end of season championship for the top 8 rated players.

WSA World Tour 2012
Details
Event nameWSA World Tour 2012
Tournaments69
CategoriesWSA World Open
WSA World Series (5)
WSA World Series Finals
WSA Gold & Silver (14)
WSA Tour (48)
Website
www.wsaworldtour.com
Achievements
World Number 1Malaysia Nicol David
(12 months)
World ChampionMalaysia Nicol David
Awards
Player of the yearMalaysia Nicol David
Comeback player of the yearEngland Alison Waters
Breakthrough player of the yearEgypt Nour El Sherbini
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2012 CalendarEdit

The Women's Squash Association organises the WSA World Tour, the female equivalent of the PSA World Tour[2] Listed below are the most important events on the tour.

World OpenEdit

Tournament Date Champion Runner-Up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
WSA World Open 2012
  Cayman Island
World Open - World Series Platinum
$165,000 - Draw
13–21 December 2012   Nicol David
11-6 11-8 11-6
  Laura Massaro   Raneem El Weleily
  Jenny Duncalf
  Alison Waters
  Low Wee Wern
  Madeline Perry
  Natalie Grinham

World SeriesEdit

Tournament Date Champion Runner-Up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
Kuala Lumpur Open Squash Championships 2012
  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
World Series Gold
$70,000 - Draw
28–31 March 2012   Nicol David
11-4 12-10 11-9
  Annie Au   Raneem El Weleily
  Nour El Sherbini
  Laura Massaro
  Madeline Perry
  Rachael Grinham
  Dipika Pallikal
British Open 2012
  London, England
World Series Platinum
$95,000 - Draw
9–13 May 2012   Nicol David
11-6 11-6 11-6
  Nour El Sherbini   Laura Massaro
  Raneem El Weleily
  Jenny Duncalf
  Annie Au
  Camille Serme
  Joelle King
Malaysian Open Squash Championships 2012
  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
World Series Gold
$70,000 - Draw
11–15 September 2012   Raneem El Weleily
12-10 11-13 11-6 11-2
  Nicol David   Laura Massaro
  Low Wee Wern
  Jenny Duncalf
  Annie Au
  Nour El Sherbini
  Alison Waters
US Open 2012
  Philadelphia, United States
World Series Gold
$70,000 - Draw
7–12 October 2012   Nicol David
14-12 8-11 11-7 11-7
  Raneem El Weleily   Laura Massaro
  Joelle King
  Jenny Duncalf
  Madeline Perry
  Kasey Brown
  Alison Waters
Hong Kong Open 2012
  Hong Kong, China
World Series Gold
$70,000 - Draw
27 November - 2 December 2012   Nicol David
11-9, 11-6, 8-11, 11-7
  Camille Serme   Natalie Grinham
  Omneya Abdel Kawy
  Jenny Duncalf
  Alison Waters
  Kasey Brown
  Rachael Grinham
Final tournament Date Champion Runner-Up Semifinalists Round Robin
WSA World Series Finals 2012
  Queen's Club, London, England
WSA World Series Finals
$50,000 - Draw
2–6 January 2013   Nicol David
11-3, 11-2, 11-9
  Laura Massaro   Jenny Duncalf
  Camille Serme
  Raneem El Weleily
  Nour El Sherbini
  Annie Au
  Natalie Grinham

Gold 50Edit

Tournament Date Champion Runner-Up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
Cleveland Classic 2012
  Cleveland, United States
Gold 50
$50,000 - Draw
29 January - 1 February 2012   Nicol David
7-11, 12-10, 11-7, 11-8
  Laura Massaro   Madeline Perry
  Amanda Sobhy
  Jenny Duncalf
  Raneem El Weleily
  Annie Au
  Donna Urquhart
Australian Open 2012
  Canberra, Australia
Gold 50
$50,000 - Draw
15–19 August 2012   Nicol David
17-15, 11-2, 11-6
  Laura Massaro   Madeline Perry
  Dipika Pallikal
  Kasey Brown
  Donna Urquhart
  Alison Waters
  Amanda Sobhy
Carol Weymuller Open 2012
  Brooklyn, United States
Gold 50
$50,000 - Draw
27–30 September 2012   Laura Massaro
11-8, 11-4, 11-5
  Raneem El Weleily   Nour El Sherbini
  Alison Waters
  Nicol David
  Jenny Duncalf
  Annie Au
  Joelle King
China Squash Open 2012
  Shanghai, China
Gold 50
$55,000 - Draw
25–28 October 2012   Low Wee Wern
6-11, 11-4, 3-11, 11-3, 11-9
  Joelle King   Alison Waters
  Kasey Brown
  Raneem El Weleily
  Annie Au
  Aisling Blake
  Omneya Abdel Kawy

Silver 35Edit

Tournament Date Champion Runner-Up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
Greenwich Open 2012
  New York City, United States
Silver 35
$35,000
19–22 January 2012   Raneem El Weleily
11-8 11-8 6-11 11-4
  Joelle King   Samantha Terán
  Dipika Pallikal
  Madeline Perry
  Kasey Brown
  Natalie Grinham
  Jaclyn Hawkes
World Tour Pyramides 2012
  Le Port-Marly, France
Silver 35
$35,000
28 June- 1 July 2012   Alison Waters
11-8 12-14 11-5 11-8
  Low Wee Wern   Camille Serme
  Omneya Abdel Kawy
  Madeline Perry
  Kasey Brown
  Natalie Grinham
  Aisling Blake
Matamata Open 2012
  Matamata, New Zealand
Silver 35
$35,000
23–26 August 2012   Alison Waters
11-5 8-11 15-13 7-11 13-11
  Joelle King   Low Wee Wern
  Jaclyn Hawkes
  Madeline Perry
  Annie Au
  Rachael Grinham
  Donna Urquhart

Silver 25Edit

Tournament Date Champion Runner-Up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
Tournament of Champions 2012
  New York, United States
Silver 25
$27,500
23–26 January 2012   Natalie Grinham
11-4 11-4 11-3
  Dipika Pallikal   Jaclyn Hawkes
  Nour El Sherbini
  Rachael Grinham
  Donna Urquhart
  Sarah Kippax
  Latasha Khan
Atwater Cup 2012
  Montreal, Canada
Silver 25
$25,000
20–23 March 2012   Alison Waters
7-11 11-5 9-11 11-6 11-3
  Kasey Brown   Joey Chan
  Sarah Kippax
  Line Hansen
  Latasha Khan
  Aisling Blake
  Gaby Huber
Texas Open 2012
  Dallas, United States
Silver 25
$25,000
17–22 April 2012   Camille Serme
11-5 9-11 11-8 11-9
  Joelle King   Annie Au
  Samantha Terán
  Donna Urquhart
  Latasha Khan
  Melody Francis
  Lucie Fialová
Irish Squash Open 2012
  Dublin, Ireland
Silver 25
$25,000
25–28 April 2012   Alison Waters
11-4 11-4 12-10
  Madeline Perry   Laura Massaro
  Jaclyn Hawkes
  Omneya Abdel Kawy
  Sarah Kippax
  Nour El Sherbini
  Aisling Blake
Atlantis Open 2012
  Alexandria, Egypt
Silver 25
$25,000
17–20 September 2012   Nour El Tayeb
11-6 13-11 11-4
  Joey Chan   Lauren Briggs
  Nouran Ahmed Gohar
  Aisling Blake
  Sarah Kippax
  Heba El Torky
  Habiba Mohd Alymohmed
Macau Open 2012
  Macau, China
Silver 25
$25,000
18–21 October 2012   Joelle King
11-5 11-1 9-11 6-11 11-6
  Omneya Abdel Kawy   Aisling Blake
  Joshna Chinappa
  Dipika Pallikal
  Delia Arnold
  Misaki Kobayashi
  Siyoli Waters
Monte Carlo Classic 2012
  Monte Carlo, Monaco
Silver 25
$25,000
29 October - 2 November 2012   Natalie Grinham
6-11 12-10 11-2 11-2
  Madeline Perry   Omneya Abdel Kawy
  Heba El Torky
  Nour El Tayeb
  Lucie Fialová
  Tesni Evans
  Lisa Aitken

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Year end world top 10 playersEdit

Rank 2012
1   Nicol David 2415.625
2   Raneem El Weleily 1670.000
3   Laura Massaro 1430.250
4   Alison Waters 1049.789
5   Joelle King 1043.412
6   Nour El Sherbini 943.281
7   Low Wee Wern 865.556
8   Annie Au 840.222
9   Madeline Perry 736.105
10   Dipika Pallikal 608.912

RetirementsEdit

Following is a list of notable players (winners of a main tour title, and/or part of the WSA World Rankings top 30 for at least one month) who announced their retirement from professional squash, became inactive, or were permanently banned from playing, during the 2012 season:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 August 2013. Retrieved 3 July 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 July 2013. Retrieved 3 July 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ http://www.horizonsolutions.tv/entry/wispa/calendar.php
  4. ^ "Tania Bailey profile".
  5. ^ "Engy Kheirallah profile".

External linksEdit