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Joelle King loses China Open semi-final

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 3/09/2016

Kiwi squash player Joelle King has gone down fighting to world No.2 Laura Massaro in the semi-finals of the China Open in Shanghai.

World No.11 King pushed the tournament top seed close in every game before going down 17-15 7-11 11-7 13-11.

Englishwoman Massaro was to play third-seeded Egyptian Nouran Gohar in the final.

Fourth-seeded King's path to the semi-finals featured 3-1 wins over unseeded Malaysian Delia Arnold and English seventh seed Sarah-Jane Perry.

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