Lindsay into squash World Open main draw

Waikato squash player Kylie Lindsay has won her way into the main draw of the World Open at Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

Lindsay, who has a current world ranking of 48, beat England's Leonie Holt, ranked at 95, 11-6 11-6 11-9 in 27 minutes in the second round of qualifying. Her first round main draw opponent is yet to be confirmed.

Earlier, Auckland's Campbell Grayson qualified for the main draw but will face tournament second seed Ramy Ashour of Egypt in the first round.

New Zealand men's No1 Martin Knight from Wellington is in the main draw on his ranking of 43 and faces 48th-ranked Jan Koukal from the Czech Republic in the first round.

Kiwi women's No 1 Joelle King is the 10th seed in the main draw and is set to play a qualifier first up with a potential clash against second seed Jenny Duncalf from England in the second round.

Jaclyn Hawkes, who is currently 16th in the world, is up against 19th-ranked Dipika Palikal of India in the first round of the main draw.

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