|Highest Ranking||3 ( Jan 2000 )|
|DATE OF BIRTH ||21st Nov 1971|
|PLACE OF BIRTH ||EASTBOURNE, ENGLAND|
|LIVES ||EASTBOURNE, ENGLAND|
|COACH ||MIKE HARRIS|
|HANDED ||RIGHT HANDED|
|AGE BEGAN PLAYING ||10|
|CLUB BASED AT ||DAVID LLOYD EASTBOURNE / CORALS HOVE|
|TIMES PLAYED FOR COUNTRY ||SENIOR: 68 JUNIOR: 24|
|SQUASH ACHIEVEMENTS ||3 TIMES BRITISH NATIONALS FINALIST , 3 TIMES SEMI FINALIST BRITISH OPEN, 2 TIMES WORLD OPEN SEMI FINALIST, WINNER 8 WISPA TOUR TITLES|
|AMBITIONS ||TO GET BACK INTO TOP 4 OF WORLD RANKINGS, TO GET A MEDAL/S AT THE NEXT COMMONWEALTH GAMES (2006)|
|HOBBIES ||CINEMA, TRAVEL|
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|OTHER ||The long-time England international has been a WISPA member since 1990 and is currently the Association’s Chairman. It was in June 2004 that the well known Linda Charman married French international Laurent Elriani to introduce a ‘new’ name into the WISPA rankings. |
Linda celebrated a career best world no 3 ranking in January 2000 – but the indefatigable 34 year old continues to lift WISPA Tour trophies.
Winner of the 2003 Monte Carlo Classic title, Linda went on to claim the Apawamis Open crown in January 2004, then the Washington Summit trophy, also in the USA.
In September 2004 the Sussex star rescued England in the quarter finals of the Women’s World Team Championships in Amsterdam, fighting back from 0/2 down against the hosts’ Annelize Naude to win in five – and take her country through to the semi-finals, and then the final. During October that year she reached the final of the US Open beating Vanessa Atkinson in the semis.
2005 saw her winning two of four final appearances, taking the Greenwich and Dayton titles, both in the US. A torn calf muscle in September 2005 sidelined her for a spell. However, once that cleared up she was back at the top of her game although not a medallist at the Commonwealth Games in March 2006.