GB aiming for quarter-finals at World Championships

Jenny Wallwork and Nathan Robertson
Wallwork partners Robertson, who won world gold with Gail Emms in 2006

Great Britain are targeting three quarter-final places at the World Championships which take place at Wembley Arena in London from 8 August.

Mixed doubles pair Nathan Robertson and Jenny Wallwork are the only seeds and they have a bye into round two.

Commonwealth silver medallist Rajiv Ouseph faces 2001 runner-up Peter Gade in the singles - Ouseph is yet to take a game off the Dane in six meetings.

Elizabeth Cann faces Michelle Chan Ky of New Zealand in the women's singles.

However, wild card Sarah Walker faces a tough clash against former world number four Pi Hongyan of France who won the Canadian Open.

Scotland's Susan Egelstaff faces Canada's Michelle Li, the woman she beat in the Dutch International final earlier in the year.

In the women's doubles, European bronze medallists Heather Olver and Mariana Agathangelou face Hong Kong's Chan Tsz Ka and Chau Hoi Wah in the first round while Wallwork partners Gabby White against Malaysia's Eei Hui Chin and Wong Pei Tty.

All three men's doubles pairings have winnable first-round matches but tough second-round ties.

Marcus Ellis and Peter Mills will play top seeds and defending champions Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng if they win, while Chris Langridge and Anthony Clark will face third-seeded Koreans Lee Yong Dae and Jung Jae Sung.

Chris Adcock and Andy Ellis have Korean fifth seeds Ko Sung Hyun and Yoo Yeon Seong in wait in round two.

The only all-British clash in the five events pits England's teenage wild card Toby Penty against Scotland's Alistair Casey.

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