16 Oct 2013

King through to semis at US squash Open

3:46 pm on 16 October 2013

The New Zealand squash player, Joelle King, has had another big win at the prestigious US Open Championships in Pennsylvania.

The fifth seeded Kiwi is through to the semifinals for the second year in a row, after a straight games victory over English world number four Alison Waters.

Little separated the two players in the opening game, with King edging it 12-10, but the world number five then took the control of the match to complete a comprehensive 12-10, 11-2, 11-3 victory.

The win is expected to propel King above Waters to a career high number four in the world when the new WSA rankings are released at the beginning of next month.

King will now face world number one Nicol David in a repeat of last year's encounter which the Malaysian won in five games.