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G.O.A.T: Women – The Final Shortlist

Over the past few weeks, we have been giving you the chance to decide the greatest players in squash history as we take a look at the achievements and legacies of some of the most recognisable names ever to take to a squash court.

Squash fans have voted in their thousands to decide the final shortlist and you can now choose who they think is the official 'greatest of all time'.

Next up is the women – voting closes on Monday August 6 at 10:00 BST.

You can vote for the men’s here.

Nicol David

Malaysian icon Nicol David is one of the biggest stars to have ever picked up a squash racket with eight PSA World Championship titles to her name – more than any other player in the women’s game – to name a few of her accolades and deserves her name amongst the legends of the sport.

Nour El Sherbini

Despite being just 22-years-old, Egypt’s Nour El Sherbini has already written herself into the squash history books and put her name into the debate as one of the greatest players ever to pick up a squash racket with two World Championship titles already on her list of ever-expanding achievements.

Raneem El Welily

The first female Egyptian in any sport to become World No.1, Raneem El Welily is one of the most enigmatic squash players of all time and her capacity for shot-making and unpredictable nature on court has made her a firm favourite with fans across the world.

Laura Massaro

Steely determination and impressive mental strength has enabled Laura Massaro to establish herself as one of the greatest players of her generation, with the Lancastrian claiming World Championship and British Open glory in addition to enjoying a stint atop the World Rankings to make her one of England’s and the world’s finest players.

Rachael Grinham

Former World Champion Rachael Grinham is one of the most recognisable names on the PSA World Tour with a lengthy career that has seen her win some of the biggest prizes that the women’s game has to offer including the coveted World Championship title and four British Open titles, as well as a lengthy spell as World No.1.

Liz Irving

Australia’s Liz Irving is a World Open and three-time British Open runner-up and reached a career-high World Ranking of No.2 in 1988. Since retiring the Australian has gone onto coach the likes of former World No.1s and World Champions Nicol David and Vanessa Atkinson.

Susan Devoy

Legendary New Zealander Susan Devoy may have only spent 11 years as a professional squash player, but a glittering array of major titles and a series of record-breaking triumphs have left a lasting legacy on the sport.

Sarah Fitz-Gerald

Australia was the dominant force in women’s squash between the early 90s-2000s and there were few players greater than Sarah Fitz-Gerald, who won five World Championships, two British Open titles and claimed Commonwealth Games gold in Manchester in the latter stages of her career.

Michelle Martin

Australian Michelle Martin was one of the game’s leading players in the 1990s. She was ranked number one in the world from 1993 to 1996 and again in 1998 and 1999 and won three World Open titles and six British Open titles during her career.

Vicki Cardwell

Vicki Cardwell is a former World No.1 from Australia and was one of the leading players on the international squash circuit from the late 1970s through to the mid-1990s. During her career, she won the World Open once in 1983 and captured the British Open title four consecutive times between 1980-1983.

Heather McKay

Heather McKay was one of the most unstoppable forces squash – and sport as a whole – has ever seen, with the irrepressible Australian losing just two matches in an extraordinary career which saw her lift a record 16 British Open titles in a row, while she was also the winner of the first ever women’s World Championships and has rightly reserved her name amongst the legends in the sport.

Sue King

Sue King enjoyed a distinguished career that saw her claim a British Open title and captain her country at the first Women’s World Teams Championships.

Anna Craven-Smith

English player Anna Craven-Smith made it to three British Open finals and was the only player to come close to taking a game off the legendary McKay, who dominated the tournament with 16 successive wins between 1962-1977.

Sue Cogswell

Sue Cogswell was the 1979 World Championship runner-up and three-time British Open runner-up. Cogswell also won the British National Squash Championship five times between 1975 and 1977-79 – a feat which is only bettered by former World No.1 Laura Massaro.

Shelia Macintosh

England's Sheila Macintosh was the 1960 British Open winner., defeating Fran Marshall in the final after losing in five previous finals to Janet Morgan in 1954, 1956, 1957, 1958 and 1959.

Janet Morgan

Janet Morgan was an English squash player who dominated the game in the 1950s. She won the British Open on ten consecutive occasions and was the sport’s most famous player until the rise of Heather McKay in the 1960s.

Nancy Cave

The middle of three squash playing sisters alongside elder sister Margaret and younger sister Joyce, Nancy Cave was a three-time British Open Champion and six-time British Open Championship runner-up – a record number that still stands to this day.

Silvia Huntsman

Winner of the second women’s British Open Championship in 1923, Silvia Hunstman ripped through the field to reach the final without dropping a game before then defeating defending champion Nancy Cave 2-1 in the title-decider in what was her first appearance at the tournament.

Joyce Cave

The first ever winner of the women’s British Open Squash Championship, Joyce Cave triumphed in 1922 to etch her name into the sport’s history books – beating her two elder sisters Margaret Cave in the semi-finals and Nancy Cave in the final.

Margot Lumb

Margot Lumb was proficient in both squash and tennis and racked up five successive British Open titles between 1935-1939 – a total which puts her level in the all-time winners list with Malaysian superstar Nicol David.

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