Joelle King faces tough quarterfinal at worlds

Last updated 15:04 21/03/2014

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New Zealand's leading squash player Joelle King faces a tough quarter-final match at the world women's squash championships in Penang, Malaysia.

Fifth-ranked King will face unseeded Nour El Sherbini of Egypt who eliminated fourth-ranked Alison Waters (England) in the second round.

El Sherbini was ranked as high as world No 4 but is just returning from injury.

King swept into the quarter-finals beating her Egyptian opponent in straight sets. She accounted for 13th ranked Omneya Abdel Kawy 11-8 11-4 11-4 in 36 minutes to advance.

Fellow Kiwi Megan Craig, from Marlborough, was eliminated in the first round, losing to ninth-seed Jenny Duncalf (England) 11-8 11-4 11-3.

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