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JOELLE KING

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Joelle King

Titles

  • Hong Kong Open: 2018

  • Manchester Open: 2 titles (2019, 2022)

  • Singapore Open: 2022

  • New Zealand Squash Open: 2022

  • Cleveland Classic: 2018

  • Macau Open: 2 titles (2012, 2016)

  • Australian Open: 2 titles (2009, 2015)

  • Greenwich Open: 2014

  • Texas Open: 2010

  • 9 New Zealand Championships: 9 titles (2010-2013,
    2015,
    2017-2019, 2022)

Biography

In April 2014, she reached fourth place in the world on the international circuit, before a ruptured Achilles tendon in the final of the New Zealand championship against Megan Craig. In 2018, she won the Cleveland Classic against world champion Raneem El Weleily before confirming at the PSA World Series Windy City Open tournament, eliminating the same player in the semi-finals before losing in the final 12- 10 in the 5th game and having obtained two match points against Nour El Tayeb. In April 2018, she regained her highest ranking of fourth player in the world and won the gold medal at the Commonwealth Games by beating Sarah-Jane Perry in the final. In November 2018, she won her first PSA World Series title by winning the Hong Kong Open against Raneem El Weleily. On the occasion of the new year 2019, she receives the distinction of the Order of Merit of New Zealand. Following this series of good results, she reached third place in the world rankings in February 2019.

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Word from Philippe Signoret

"The amazone” from New Zealand is the most experienced on the professional circuit. For 6 years in the World Top 10, and currently in theTop 5, Joelle is a formidable opponent. She is powerful and enduring and uses her large size to play as many balls as possible on the fly.

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