A Breakthrough for the
Association is delighted to announce that the top eight
players in the World Series ranking will join the men at the
ATCO PSA World Series Finals in January 2012.
To be held between January 4th
and 8th at the prestigious Queen’s Club in West London, one
of the most renowned venues in the world for racquet sports,
it will be a fitting climax to an exciting year for squash.
With PSA and WSA, the
professional tours for the men’s and women’s game, now
working in ever-increasing harmony, the sport is making
dramatic progress in television coverage, venue
presentation, international distribution, prize-money and
audience numbers, especially in its elite World Series
WSA and PSA have also formed
a powerful triumvirate with the world governing body, the
WSF, in a bid for squash to be included in the Olympic
Programme for the 2020 Olympic Games; a bid that is being
noticeably strengthened by the significant recent progress
in the sport.
The ATCO PSA World Series
Finals at The Queen’s Club is a perfect illustration of the
new strength of the game.
Joining the world’s best men,
will be a stunning array of the very best in the women’s
game who qualified in the following World Series order:
Nicol David from
Malaysia, world number 1, 6 times world champion and the
holder of 57 WSA titles.
England’s Jenny Duncalf,
ranked 2 in the world, with 9 tour victories.
Madeline Perry of Ireland, world number 4 and winner of
this year’s CIMB Singapore Open.
Grinham, with 31 career titles and ranked number 6 in
Laura Massaro from
England, WSA’s Player of the Year for 2011, ranked at
number 3 in the world and this year’s winner at the
Cleveland Classic and the US Open.
France’s Camille Serme,
ranked world number 10 and the winner of her 6th
WSA title at the World Tour Pyramids in Paris.
Malaysia’s Low Wee Wern,
a career-high world number 11 and the winner of this
year’s China Open.
Donna Urquhart from
Australia, the winner of 6 career titles, including this
year’s Indian Challenger, ranked 14 in the world.
WSA Chairman and acting CEO,
Ingrid Lofdahl-Bentzer, is relishing the prospect of the
world’s best women joining the men at the ATCO PSA World
Series Finals, making this tournament one of the year's most
prestigious events. A big ‘thank you’ must go to the title
sponsors and PSA, who have worked tirelessly to make
the addition of a women’s event possible.
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