New Zealand squash player Joelle King has missed out on a place in the final at the PSA event in Egypt.
The world No 8 has lost a tight five-game semifinal to sixth-ranked Englishwoman Sarah-Jane Perry at the Black Ball Open in Cairo.
King fought to the end, saving four match points in the fifth game, but after 74 minutes Perry eventually prevailed 5-11 13-11 13-11 7-11 13-11.
The 32-year-old New Zealander now awaits a revistalised PSA schedule in the new year.
Meanwhile the tournament now gets ready for the men’s event, where new world No 4 Paul Coll will be the fourth seed.
The Kiwi was set to face Frenchman Victor Crouin in the first round on Monday morning (NZ time).