Coll and King advance to gold medal match for mixed doubles

Brodyn Knuckey
Source: 1News

Joelle King and Paul Coll have reached the gold medal match for the mixed squash doubles at the Commonwealth Games after another commanding win.

Coll and King took down world champions India 2-0 [11-7, 11-4] in another dominant display for the tournament with the duo yet to drop a single game in their three matches so far.

They fill face the winner of the other semi-final between defending champions Australia and hosts England on Monday morning NZT.

"Last Commonwealth Games, we lost by one or two points to them and we were gutted," King told 1News after the match.

"And obviously they won the World Championships this year so we knew they were going to be a tough team but we just went out there, trusted each other, had fun and played some of the best doubles we've ever played together."

Joelle King and Paul Coll share a moment at the Commonwealth Games.

Coll said the electric chemistry was a "weird" sensation.

"We haven't even practiced," Coll said.

"But we're just coming out there, we know what each other are doing and we're just communicating - it's a bit weird, it's a bit fun but it's hard to explain.

"Everything is just clicking for us."

The match serves as a chance for redemption for King after her fourth place finish in the women's singles draw - a goal she set up shortly after her bronze medal match loss following a "kick up the arse" from those closest to her.

Joelle King plays a shot in a doubles match in Birmingham.

"I've got a chance with Amanda [in the women's doubles] and Paul to to make a bit of amends for the week," she told 1News earlier this week.

"And that is what I'm here to do."

King could also make the final of the women's doubles with Amanda Landers-Murphy with their semifinal against Malaysia on Sunday evening NZT.

Should they win Monday's final, Coll would finish in Birmingham with two gold medals to his name after winning the men's singles competition earlier this week.