|Highest Ranking||4 ( Mar 2003 )|
|DATE OF BIRTH ||2nd Oct 1979|
|PLACE OF BIRTH ||STAMFORD, LINCS, ENGLAND|
|LIVES ||STAMFORD, LINCS, ENGLAND|
|COACH ||PAUL CARTER/DAVID PEARSON|
|OTHER ENDORSEMENTS ||STAMFORD|
|HANDED ||RIGHT HANDED|
|AGE BEGAN PLAYING ||9|
|CLUB BASED AT ||STAMFORD|
|TIMES PLAYED FOR COUNTRY ||SENIOR : 30 JUNIOR : 30|
|SENIOR NATIONAL TITLES WON ||1|
|SQUASH ACHIEVEMENTS ||WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS 1999 & 2006, COMMONWEALTH GAMES SILVER MEDAL 2002, BRONZE MEDAL 2006, NATIONAL CHAMPION 2006, WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPION, FINALIST BRITISH OPEN 2002, FINALIST US OPEN 2002, WORLD TEAM CHAMPION,COMMONWEALTH GAMES 2002 SILVER MEDALLIST|
|BEST RESULTS SO FAR ||FINALIST BRITISH OPEN, MALAYSIAN OPEN, HONG KONG OPEN & US OPEN.|
|AMBITIONS ||TO GET BACK INTO THE TOP 10.|
|HOBBIES ||ANYTHING TO DO WITH SPORT, HEALTH AND FITNESS. SPENDING TIME WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY.|
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|OTHER ||In 1997 Tania travelled to Rio de Janeiro and returned to England as world junior champion. She has also reached the final of the British Open and has been as high as four in the world rankings (2003 & again in 2007). However continuity has been hampered by a catalogue of illnesses and injuries that have prevented her from competing a great deal in between the two high points. |
However, as 2005 progressed her good health enabled her to climb back towards single figure ranking. A win over world champion Vanessa Atkinson in the last sixteen of the Qatar Airways Challenge in April (where she reached the semis), and a similar finish at the Seattle Open in September where she again reached the last four helped her cause.
Since then she has continued to move strongly forward dispelling any thoughts of stopping playing that were forming during the worst of her periods of illness and injury.
To prove beyond doubt that she was back to her best at the CIMB Malaysian Open in July 2006 she stormed to the final leaving Vanessa Atkinson and Natalie Grinham in her wake before falling to Nicol David in a five game final thriller.
Two months later she was a member of the England side which won the Women's World Team Championship in Canada, which she followed up by overturning the seedings to reach the final of the Cathay Pacific Swiss Privilege Hong Kong Open.
With 2006 also seeing her win the British National title and taking number one spot in the English rankings too, and the first half of 2007 including semi final sports in WISPA 'majors', it is clear that her sustained good health is paying great dividends on court and she is certainly poised to keep her upward curve.
That progress was maintained with a final spot in the CIMB Malaysian Open, assisted to an extent by second seed Natalie Grinham struggling with an ankle injury in their semi. In the last four of the CIMB Singapore Masters the week after Grinham reversed the result. These were followed by last four placings in the British Open & World Open.
But 2008 saw her sidelined yet again, this time needing knee surgery. So more rehabilitation for the top flight player.
That completed she returned in 2009 and won an NSC Malaysian event in March, scoring a win against Madeline Perry in the final. But then a setback threatened to keep her out until November. However a quicker than expected recovery saw her competing in September, where she went out to the same player, Vanessa Atkinson in both the British Open and World Open. But she was delighted to get back yet again.