David and Massaro in upset wins
as Elshorbagy and Ashour survive
day in Hull, with Eight former or current champions, Seven
Egyptians, Four English, and Three French players in the fray.
There were two seeding upsets, as five-time champion Nicol
David continued her dominance over Camille Serme to oust the
second seed, and England's Laura Massaro overcame third
seed Raneem El Welily.
David now meets Sarah-Jane Perry, who beat Donna Urquhart
in five, while Massaro meets defending champion Nour El
Sherbini, who despatched Emily Whitlock.
the men's draw there were three five game matches.
Defending champion Mohamed Elshorbagy came from 1-2 and
4-9 down to beat Ali Farag to set up a semi with England's
Nick Matthew, who beat Tarek Momen in five, while Ramy
Ashour came from two games and 6-9 down to dent Mohamed
Abouelghar's hopes of a second successive big upset.
Ashour will meet Gregory Gaultier, who continued his
imperious form with another straight-game win, over compatriot
Gaultier and Elshorbagy can both be world number one next month
- if they win the tournament.