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The England SUDIRMAN Cup Squad announced 

19 April 2001
The England Squad for the World Championships Team Event (Sudirman Cup) in Seville, Spain, 28 May -3 June 2001 has been selected:

Men's Singles 
Colin Haughton 
Mark Constable 
Reserves Reserve
Michael Edge 
Andrew South

Ladies' Singles
Julia Mann,Tracey Hallam,
reserves Rebecca Pantaney

Men's Doubles/Mixed Doubles Ladies' Doubles/Mixed Doubles
Simon Archer Gail Emms
Anthony Clark Donna Kellogg
Nathan Robertson Ella Miles
Ian Sullivan Sara Sankey
Reserves 
James Anderson Emma Chaffin
Chris Hunt Sarah Hardaker
Graham Hurrell Jo Wright
Julian Robertson

The reserves are 'standing by' in England and will not go to Spain unless an
injury occurs!

 

Julia Mann highest ranked English Ladies' Singles ever!


17 April 2001
The latest IBF World ranking features Julia Mann England's no 1 Ladies'
Singles player as ranked 7 in the World the highest ranking for an English
Ladies' Singles player ever.
According to the International Badminton Federation (IBF) the previous
highest ranked English player was Helen Troke who reached no 9 in December 1989. Julia Mann, the 29-year-old from Warwickshire has had a great start to the year by reaching the quarter-finals in three successive tournaments: the 2001 Yonex All England Open Badminton Championships in Birmingham in March; the Swiss Open and the quarter-final in Japan Open in Tokyo just last week. When told the news, an ecstatic Julia said, "I calculated to be around no.9, maybe 8 bus this is fantastic! This just made my day, it's so amazing!" Before going to the next major challenge, at the 2001 World Championships in May/June in Seville, Spain, Julia will be competing in the Grantham Grand Slam on the 21/22 April.

WOMEN'S SINGLES WORLD RANKING - 12 APRIL 2001
International Badminton Federation
Pos Id Surname First Name
1 1839 MARTIN Camilla DEN
2 7821 ZHOU Mi CHN
3 9720 GONG Ruina CHN
4 5943 GONG Zhichao CHN
5 2836 ANDRIEVSKAYA Marina SWE
6 5882 WANG Chen HKG
7 2005 MANN Julia ENG
8 3781 MORGAN Kelly WAL
9 7210 DAI Yun CHN
10 5566 ZHANG Ning CHN