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King through to world champs second round

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 8/04/2017

<span style="font-size:13px;">Kiwi squash No.1 Joelle King is comfortably through to the second round at the women's world championships.</span> © Robert Cianflone/Getty Images Kiwi squash No.1 Joelle King is comfortably through to the second round at the women's world championships. Joelle King has strolled into the second round of the women's squash world championships but a rocky pathway awaits in El Gouna, Egypt.

World No.10 New Zealander King was too sharp for 24th-ranked Egyptian Heba El Torky in the first round, winning 11-7 11-6 11-7.

Her next opponent on Monday is newly-promoted world No.2 English rival Laura Massaro, who also won in straight sets first up.

If successful, King would probably face a quarter-final against fourth-ranked Raneem El Welily of Egypt.

King's best outcome in five previous appearances at the world championships was a quarter-final exit in 2013.

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