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Big Name Kiwis Ready For Windy City Open In Chicago

Two New Zealand Commonwealth Games squash team members are in Chicago for the Windy City Open as their preparation for the Gold Coast and medals takes another step forward.


Joelle King and Paul Coll have tough first up matches in their respective draws at the US$250,000 men’s and US$250,000 women’s world series event which runs until February 28.


Coll ranked 13th takes on Colombia’s Miguel Angel Rodriguez ranked 21st in his opening match tomorrow (NZ time) while ninth seeded King faces former world No.2, Jenny Duncalf from England who came through the qualifying tournament.


King has been in solid form so far this year having reached the quarter-finals of the world series event in Saudi Arabia, the second round of the world series tournament in New York and winning the title at the Cleveland US$50,000 event.


Coll started the year with a second round appearance in New York, then made the final in Detroit and semis in Sweden.


Two other Kiwis; Campbell Grayson and Amanda Landers-Murphy were beaten in the final round of their qualifying draws at the Windy City Open.

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