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Omneya Abdel Kawy (left) takes on Hania El Hammamy (right)

Kawy Withdraws from British Open

Egypt's former World No.4 Omneya Abdel Kawy has withdrawn from next week's Allam British Open.

Kawy ended a 15-month hiatus from the PSA World Tour – due to the birth of her son – last month when she lined up at the El Gouna International but will miss out on the chance to improve on her four quarter-final finishes at the sport's longest-running tournament.

As a result, compatriot Salma Hany moves up to the No.16 seeded position and will face a qualifier in round one, while 2007 World Champion Rachael Grinham moves into the main draw and will play World No.3 Nour El Tayeb.

2018 Allam British Open – Revised Women’s First Round Draw
[1] Nour El Sherbini (EGY) v Emily Whitlock (ENG)
[Qualifier] v [16] Salma Hany (EGY)
[9] Alison Waters (ENG) v Joey Chan (HKG)
Jenny Duncalf (ENG) v [5] Nouran Gohar (EGY)
[7] Laura Massaro (ENG) v [Qualifier]
[Qualifier] v [13] Joshna Chinappa (IND)
[12] Olivia Blatchford (USA) v Amanda Sobhy (USA)
Rachael Grinham (AUS) v [3] Nour El Tayeb (EGY)
[4] Joelle King (NZL) v [Qualifier]
[Qualifier] v [11] Tesni Evans (WAL)
[15] Donna Urquhart (AUS) v Mariam Metwally (EGY)
[Qualifier] v [6] Camille Serme (FRA)
[8] Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG) v Hania El Hammamy (EGY)
[Qualifier] v [10] Annie Au (HKG)
[14] Victoria Lust (ENG) v [WC] Fiona Moverley (ENG)
[Qualifier] v [2] Raneem El Welily (EGY)