Reigning champion Nour El Sherbini beat Wales' Tesni Evans in straight games today to earn her place in the quarter-finals of the Professional Squash Association (PSA) Women's World Championship in El Gouna.
The world number one and the tournament's top seed delighted the home crowd with a 13-11, 11-4, 11-4 victory over her 16th-seeded opponent.
Awaiting El Sherbini in the last eight is seventh seed Sarah-Jane Perry, who beat Victoria Lust 11-8, 7-11, 11-6, 11-7 in an all-English encounter.
Also through to the quarter-finals is fourth seed Nouran Gohar after she overcame fellow Egyptian Nour El Tayeb 11-8, 12-10, 11-9.
Next up for her is sixth seed Nicol David of Malaysia, a 12-10, 11-4, 13-11 victor at the expense of Hong Kong’s Annie Au.
The ongoing tournament is the 2016 edition and was initially due to be played in December, but was postponed due to "complications in the negotiations process".
It means this year will witness two Women's World Championships, with the 2017 edition due to take place in English city Manchester between December 9 and 17, alongside the men's event.
There was also second-round action at the men's El Gouna International Squash Open today.
Top seed and defending champion Mohamed Elshorbagy of Egypt came through a five-game epic against compatriot Mohamed Abouelghar, triumphing 11-6, 11-9, 10-12, 2-11, 11-9.
He now faces a quarter-final with younger brother Marwan, who proved too strong for Australia's Cameron Pilley in a convincing 11-4, 11-8, 11-4 win.
Third seed Gregory Gaultier of France also advanced to the last-eight, beating Egypt’s Mazen Hesham 11-2, 11-2, 11-3 to set up a clash with New Zealand’s Paul Coll.
Coll was a surprise 11-4, 11-8, 11-7 winner over fifth seed James Willstrop of England.
Round two action in both competitions is scheduled to continue tomorrow.