Egypt’s World No.8 Rowan Elaraby has withdrawn from the upcoming Manchester Open, which takes place at the National Squash Centre from 13th to 18th March, through injury.
Due to Elaraby’s withdrawal Nele Gilis becomes the No.4 seed and takes the Egyptian’s spot in the draw, with Lucy Turmel moving into the top eight seeds and receiving a bye through to the second round.
Egypt’s Yathreb Adel becomes a 9/16 seed and she will face compatriot Menna Nasser who comes into the draw as Elaraby’s replacement.
Update 12-Apr : Donna Lobban & Rachel Arnold w/d, Georgia Adderley & Tessa ter Sluis come in
Updated Women’s First Round Draw: Manchester Open
 Joelle King (NZL) Bye
[9/16] Anna Serme (CZE) v Sana Ibrahim (EGY)
[9/16] Aifa Azman v Georgia Adderley (SCO
 Lucy Turmel (ENG) Bye
 Emily Whitlock (WAL) Bye
[9/16] Emilia Soini (FIN) v Cristina Gomez (ESP)
[9/16] Hana Ramadan (EGY) v Tsz-Wing Tong (HKG)
 Nele Gilis (BEL) Bye
 Georgina Kennedy (ENG) Bye
[9/16] Tze Lok Ho (HKG) v Tessa ter Sluid (NED)
[9/16] Liu Tsz-Ling (Hkg) v Marie Stephan (FRA)
 Tesni Evans (WAL) Bye
 Nadine Shahin (EGY) Bye
[9/16] Jasmine Hutton (ENG) v [WC] Julianne Courtice (ENG)
[9/16] Yathreb Adel (EGY) v Menna Nasser (EGY)
 Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG) Bye