American number one Amanda Sobhy has been ruled out of the upcoming Allam British Open after tearing her achilles tendon during the Ciudad de Floridablanca – an injury that prematurely ends the charismatic star’s season.
Sobhy’s teammate and American number two Olivia Blatchford now moves into the main draw automatically and will face Malaysian Nicol David in the first round in a repeat of the Ciudad de Floridablanca final – which David won in straight games.
England’s Alison Waters also moves up the draw to face Egyptian Salma Hany Ibrahim in one of the most compelling first round matches with Australian Donna Urquhart also moving up in the draw.
First Round Draw – 2017 Women’s Allam British Open
 Nour El Sherbini (EGY) v Line Hansen (DEN)
[Qualifier] v  Annie Au (HKG)
 Emily Whitlock (ENG) v Liu Tsz-Ling (HKG)
Salma Hany Ibrahim (EGY) v  Alison Waters (ENG)
 Laura Massaro (ENG) v Dipika Pallikal Karthik (IND)
[Qualifier] v  Joelle King (NZL)
 Joshna Chinappa (IND) v [Qualifier]
[WC] Fiona Moverley (ENG) v  Raneem El Welily (EGY)
 Nouran Gohar (EGY) v [Qualifier]
[Qualifier] v  Donna Urquhart (AUS)
 Victoria Lust (ENG) v Tesni Evans (WAL)
[Qualifier] v  Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG)
 Nicol David (MAS) v Olivia Blatchford (USA)
Jenny Duncalf (ENG) v  Joey Chan (HKG)
 Nour El Tayeb (EGY) v [Qualifier]
[Qualifier] v  Camille Serme (FRA)