Nour has won her Quarter Finals comfortably.

Sherbini faced compatriot Nouran Gohar in a repeat of their semifinals in the last two Worlds, and made it three wins out of three.

The opening stages were closely contested, but from mid-game Sherbini pulled away – helped by a number of stroke and no let decisions against Gohar to take the lead 11-7.

The defending champion eased through the second 11-3, then came from 0-3 down in the third to lead 10-3, finishing the match off 11-4 in just half an hour.

“It’s always tough playing someone from your own country,” said Nour. “Nouran is always a hard opponent, you know she’ll make a plan based on the last match, it’s like a game of Chess, I try to mix up the pace a lot.

“Trying to defend the title there’s more pressure, but I try not to think about it, I’ll just keep trying to play my best …”


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