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Published: Tuesday January 28, 2014 MYT 12:12:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday January 28, 2014 MYT 12:14:48 PM

Wee Wern goes down to Joelle in NY

Joelle King in a file photo. She beat Malaysia's Low Wee Wern in five sets to win the final of the Greenwich Open in New York.

Joelle King in a file photo. She beat Malaysia's Low Wee Wern in five sets to win the final of the Greenwich Open in New York.

PETALING JAYA: National No. 2 Low Wee Wern pushed hard but just fell short in the end, losing to New Zealand's Joelle King in the final of the Greenwich Open in New York.

The 23-year-old who has been playing superbly all week found world No. 5 King to be one hurdle too far, losing in five sets in a match that lasted at least 90 minutes Tuesday morning (Monday night US time).

It was Wee Wern's first defeat to King in four meetings and the Kiwi got a measure of revenge after losing to the Penangite in the 2012 China Open final.

Nevertheless, it was still a spirited display from Wee Wern and she will be in good spirits for the Cleveland Classic which starts Tuesday.

Wee Wern, who is seeded eighth, will have a few days to recover before she takes on Egypt's Omneya Abdel Kawy in the first round.

Fellow Penangite and seven-time world champion Nicol David meanwhile will be gunning for her seventh straight title and second for the year.

The 30-year-old who was sublime in bagging the Tournament of Champions (TOC) last week, will meet a qualifier in the first round.

Tags / Keywords: squash, Low Wee Wern, Joelle King, Greenwich Open

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