Nicol David beats Emily Whitlock at World Squash Championship

Emily Whitlock and Nicol David
Emily Whitlock (left) pushed Nicol David close in the first two games
Women's World Squash Championship 2014
Venue: Degla Club, Cairo Dates: 15-20 December

Seven-time champion Nicol David beat English qualifier Emily Whitlock to reach the quarter-finals of the Women's World Squash Championship in Cairo.

David, 31, won 12-10 11-9 11-1 against the 20-year-old from Macclesfield.

"She played really well for the first two games in particular," David told the tournament website. "She is a great young player."

David goes on to face French sixth seed Camille Serme, who beat Emma Beddoes of England 11-5 11-13 11-4 11-4.

England's reigning champion Laura Massaro and compatriots Alison Waters and Sarah-Jane Perry play their last-16 matches on Wednesday.

Women's World Championship top seeds
1. Nicol David (Malaysia)6. Camille Serme (France)
2. Laura Massaro (England)7. Low Wee Wern (Malaysia)
3. Raneem El Welily (Egypt)8. Nour El Tayeb (Egypt)
4. Nour El Sherbini (Egypt)9. Annie Au (Hong Kong)
5. Alison Waters (England)10. Omneya Abdel Kawy (Egypt)

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