The WSF World Doubles Squash Championships began with group matches ©WSF

Top seeds Joelle King and Amanda Landers-Murphy made a strong start to Group A as the first matches were contested at the World Squash Federation (WSF) World Doubles Championships.

The New Zealand duo triumphed in both their women’s doubles contests at the Scotstoun Leisure Centre in Glasgow.

King and Landers-Murphy opened the tournament with an 11-4, 11-9 win over South Africa’s Alexandra Fuller and Cheyna Wood, before beating Australia’s Alex Haydon and Jessica Turnbull 11-6, 11-3.

It was the perfect start for the New Zealanders, who are seeking to win the women’s doubles world title for the third time.

Malaysia’s Rachel Arnold and Sivasangari Subramaniam were also triumphant in their opening matches, starting with an 11-7, 11-4 win over Haydon and Turnbull.

Their second match ended in a narrow 11-10, 11-10 win over England’s Georgina Kennedy and Lucy Turmel.

Second seeds Sarah-Jane Perry and Alison Waters came through a tough opening match in Group B, with the English pairing winning 11-10, 5-11, 11-7 against Australia’s Abbie Palmer and Kaitlyn Watts.

Perry and Waters were 11-7, 11-10 winners over Malaysia’s Ainaa Ampandi and Yiwen Chan later in the day.

The Group B standings are led by Australia’s Rachel Grinham and Donna Lobban, who secured straight games wins in both of their matches.

The duo overcame Hong Kong’s Tsz-Wing Tong and Ho Tze-Lok 11-4, 11-9, before beating India’s Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal Karthik 11-7, 11-9.

Top seeds Declan James and James Willstrop of England were opening day winners across the six men’s doubles groups.

James and Willstrop were 11-8, 11-7 victors over Hong Kong’s Tsz Kwan Lau and Henry Leung in Group A.

Men’s world number one Paul Coll and women’s world number five King began their pursuit of a third mixed doubles world title.

The 2016 and 2017 champions came from behind to beat Hong Kong’s Chi Him Wong and Ka Yi Lee 9-11, 11-9, 11-7 in Group A.