29 Jan 2014

King wins in New York

5:57 am on 29 January 2014

New Zealand's Joelle King has won the Greenwich Open squash title in New York.

The world number five battled to a five game win over Malaysia's Low Wee Wern in the final, edging home 11-8 in the fifth after more than an hour and a half on court.

It was a satisfying result for King, who had lost four of her previous matches against Wern.

It also highlighted Kiwi star's resilience, having also won both her quarterfinal and semifinal matches in five.

It is King's 7th career WSA Tour title and she now heads to the Cleveland Classic in Ohio this weekend.