King starts Open with win

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Joelle King has beaten Com­mon­wealth Games team-mate Amanda Lan­ders-Mur­phy to ad­vance to the sec­ond round at the Bri­tish Squash Open. It was a quick-fire match be­tween the Kiwi pair, who re­cently won gold to­gether in the women’s dou­bles event at the Com­mon­wealth Games. How­ever, King was in com­plete con­trol as she dom­i­nated the court to win

11-3 11-6 11-7 in just 23 min­utes. Mean­while, Paul Coll sur­vived a tight en­counter with English qual­i­fier Ge­orge Parker, win­ning

11-9 11-6 4-11 11-8. Coll will now face for­mer world No 1 Karim Ab­del Gawad in the sec­ond round.

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