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New Zealand’s top squash players are getting ready for action again after a short break over Christmas.

Four Kiwis will be taking the court at the J.P Morgan Tournament of Champions in New York next week including world No.4 Joelle King who is a finalist in the Halberg Sportswoman of the Year category.

With her ranking so high, the Bristol-based King has a bye into the second round in New York. King, 30 had a superb 2018 winning her first Platinum rated tournament at Hong Kong, plus winning three medals at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, two gold and one bronze.

Seeded seventh in the men’s draw will be the West Coasts Paul Coll who has a bye in the first round. He’ll be joined by Campbell Grayson ranked 42 who faces Hong Kong’s Leo Au in the first round.

Rotorua’s Amanda Landers-Murphy ranked at 41 in the world faces England’s Millie Tomlinson in the first round with a clash against top 10 ranked Tesni Evans (Wales) in the second round awaiting her.

The tournament which runs from 16 - 24 January is held in Grand Central Station with commuters walking past the main glass court.

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