Joelle King through to semi-final in New York

Māori squash player, Joelle King, has made it through to the semi-final of the Carol Weymuller Open tournament in New York, after a three-set win over sixth seed Sarah-Jane Perry in the quarter-finals.

The former world number four is up ten places at number 28, continuing the steady progress she has made since returning to the sport from a ruptured Achilles tendon. 

King's skills and strength were tested throughout her 11-9 13-11 11-9 win over Perry. 

Prior to this, she also took the win against number 3 seed, Alison Waters of England. 

King, granted wildcard entry to the tournament, will meet qualifier Joshana Chinappa (India) in the semi finals.