Joelle King advances at Women's Squash Masters with clinical performance

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New Zealand's top-ranked squash player, Joelle King, has moved through to the second round of the Women's Squash Masters tournament in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Joelle King (NZ, pictured) v Isabelle Stoehr (France),New Zealand v France quarterfinal match.  Women's World Squash Teams pool play at International Pacific College Rec Centre, Palmerston North, New Zealand on Wednesday, 2 December 2010. Photo: Dave Lintott / photosport.co.nz

Joelle King.

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King, ranked ninth in the world, defeated England's Fiona Moverly 11-5, 11-9, 11-6 in the first round in 25 minutes and declared herself happy with the win.

"I tried to keep the ball away from her danger zone as she is so talented in the middle of the court," King said.

"I kept the pace high and prevented Fiona from controlling the game. It was a pretty good win for me in the end."

King, 29, will now take on eighth seed Annie Au from Hong Kong in the second round of the 32-player tournament.

The last time they faced off was at the Macau Open in 2016, where the New Zealander won in four games.

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