12 Apr 2010

King beats Grinham again for biggest career victory in Texas

12:38 pm on 12 April 2010

Rising New Zealand squash star Joelle King has posted the biggest win of her career, taking out the Texas women's Open in Houston.

The 21-year-old outsider from Cambridge beat top seed Rachael Grinham of Australia to take out the $37,000 event.

King also beat Grinham in their last meeting, in the New Zealand Open last August, and the world number 23's sure to see her ranking rise on the back of the victory to inside the top 20 in the world.

King's been out shopping with fellow New Zealand squash team member Jaclyn Hawkes to celebrate, but she didn't splash out too much - she bought an $80 dress.