|Birthday:||1st December 1968|
|1st professional season:||1988|
|Best placement:||1 (November 1996)|
|Month # 1:||40|
|World championship title:||5|
|Sources: official player profiles at PSA and Squashinfo (see web links )|
Sarah Elisabeth Fitz-Gerald , AM (born December 1, 1968 in Melbourne ) is a former Australian squash player .
Sarah Fitz-Gerald won a total of 62 titles on the WSA World Tour and was at the top of the world rankings for a total of 40 months. She was in the final of the World Cup six times : in 1995 she was defeated by Michelle Martin before winning against Cassie Jackman the following year . In 1997 and 1998 she defeated Michelle Martin in the final in five sets. She won her fourth title three years later against Leilani Joyce , and the following year, in 2002 , she won title number five against Natalie Pohrer . She was even more successful with the Australian national team . Fitz-Gerald collected a total of six titles and one second place between 1994 and 2010. She was thus in every world championship final between 1994 and 2004. At double world championships, her best result was a second place in 2006 at the side of Robyn Cooper . In her junior career, she was twice in the world championship finals: in 1985 she was defeated by Lucy Soutter, in 1987 she defeated Donna Vardy.
Sarah Fitz-Gerald was able to win several medals at the Commonwealth Games . In 1998 she won silver in singles and bronze in doubles with Carol Owens . At the 2002 Games , she won the gold medal in singles after beating Carol Owens in the final. At the 1997 World Games she also won the gold medal ahead of Sabine Schöne .
Sarah Fitz-Gerald was President of the Women's Squash Association between 1991 and 2002 . She ended her professional career, which began in 1988, in 2003. In 2004 she was appointed Member of the Order of Australia (AM). In the same year she was inducted into the World Squash Hall of Fame . In 2010 she was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame and is also a member of the Squash Australia Hall of Fame . She is the vice president of the World Squash Federation .
- World Champion : 5 titles ( 1996 , 1997 , 1998 , 2001 , 2002 )
- World champion with the team: 6 titles ( 1994 , 1996 , 1998 , 2002 , 2004 , 2010 )
- Vice world champion in doubles: 2006 (with Robyn Cooper )
- Won WSA -Titel: 62
- 40 months world number one
- World Games : Gold 1997
- Commonwealth Games : 1 × gold ( singles 2002 ), 1 × silver ( singles 1998 ), 1 × bronze ( doubles 1998 )
- Australian champion : 2003, 2004
- Player profile at squashinfo.com (English)
- List of their tournament victories at squashtalk.com ( memento from February 24, 2012 in the Internet Archive ) (English)
- ^ Hall of Fame - Athlete Members. (pdf) In: sahof.org.au. Sport Australia Hall of Fame , accessed November 9, 2018 .
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Fitz-Gerald, Sarah Elizabeth (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Australian squash player|
|DATE OF BIRTH||1st December 1968|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Melbourne , Australia|