19 Jul 2009

New Zealand squash star wins Australian Open

6:36 pm on 19 July 2009

Joelle King has become the second New Zealander in three years to win the Australian Open Women's Squash Championships.

King beat defending champion Annie Au 11-6, 11-13, 14-12, 11-7 in the final of

the women's WISPA World Tour event.

The 20-year-old from Cambridge was seeded sixth heading into the Open, but downed top seed Kasey Brown in the semi-finals before accounting for Au, the second seed from Hong Kong, in the final.