14 Aug 2009

Giant-killing run of King comes to an end

6:16 pm on 14 August 2009

The giant-killing run of Hamilton's Joelle King has come to an end at the quarterfinal stage of the New Zealand Women's Squash Open at Mt Maunganui.

The 20-year-old King, who's ranked 39th in the world has lost her top eight match, to world number seven Omneya Abdel Kawy of Egypt, going down 11-8 11-4 5-11 11-8.

King beat former world number one, Rachel Grinham of Australia, in straight games in her first round match.

In reaching the quarter finals King's ranking should now move inside the world's top 30.