|Women's World Squash Championship 2014|
|Venue: Degla Club, Cairo Dates: 15-20 December|
Reigning champion Laura Massaro beat Annie Au in straight games to reach the quarter-finals of the Women's World Squash Championship in Cairo.
England's Massaro saved points in both the first two games as she beat the Hong Kong player 12-10 12-10 11-2.
The 31-year-old will next play Alison Waters, who beat Sarah-Jane Perry in straight games.
Massaro said: "I like to think that my strengths are my adaptability and also sticking to my game plan."
Second seed Massaro remains on course to play Malaysian top seed Nicol David, who has won the world title a record seven times, in the final.
Earlier this month, Massaro was part of the England team to win the Women's World Team Squash Championship for the first time since 2006.
|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 Weleily (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)|