20 Dec 2012

NZ no.1 upset at World Squash Open

6:31 am on 20 December 2012

New Zealand's top women's squash player Joelle King has failed to reach the quarter-finals at the World Open in the Cayman Islands.

The high-flying King, who's risen to 5th in the world rankings, was upset by the Australian-raised Dutch veteran Natalie Grinham in five games.

King, one of the most improved players on the tour this year, pushed to within three points of victory in the fourth game and remained threatening, though Grinham was always slightly ahead in the decider.