22 Oct 2012

King wins in Macau

11:33 am on 22 October 2012

New Zealand's Joelle King has won the Macau Open, the sixth world squash title of her career.

King, the top seed and ranked 12th in the world, looked headed for a routine victory over Omneya Abdel Kawy in the final, after winning the first two games with relative ease.

But the eighth-seeded Egyptian fought back superbly to take the next two games and force the match to a deciding fifth before King reasserted herself to squeeze out an 11-5 11-1 9-11 6-11 11-6 victory.

King now heads to Shanghai, where the 24-year-old is the seventh seed at this weekend's China Open.