King claims another big scalp28 Oct 2012
Joelle King has picked up yet another win over a top 10 player at the China Open in Shanghai.
October has turned out to be a sensational month for New Zealand squash star Joelle King.
The 24-year-old Kiwi is through to her first final of a Gold event on the WSA world tour, after picking up yet another top 10 scalp in the semifinals of the China Open in Shanghai.
King proved too good for English fifth seed Alison Waters in the last four, wining 12-10, 11-4, 11-6. Waters is her third top ten victim in October, following England's Jenny Duncalf and Nour El Sherbini, ranked four and five respectively. In fact, the only person she has lost to is world number one Nicol David and even then King had a 6-0 lead in the fifth game of their US Open semifinal before going down 11-7.
The seventh seed is understandably rapt to have added the world number eight to her tally.
"Last time we played, I lost 15-13 in the fifth so today was a bit of revenge - I had match ball last time and lost.
"Just pleased to get off 3-0 and I'm really loving that court right now! The location is stunning, it's absolutely beautiful down here, the whole tournament has been great - when you play well it makes everything feel better!"
King will play sixth seed Low Wee Wern from Hong Kong in the final. Defending champion Low earned her place in the title decider with a 12-10, 11-7, 11-5 victory over Australian fourth seed Kasey Brown.
6)Low Wee Wern (MAS) def 4)Kasey Brown (AUS) 12-10, 11-7, 11-5 (39 mins)
7)Joelle King (NZL) def (5)Alison Waters (ENG) 12-10, 11-4, 11-6 (40 mins)