Egypt's former World No.4 Omneya Abdel Kawy has withdrawn from next week's Allam British Open.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
 Nour El Sherbini (EGY) v Emily Whitlock (ENG)
[Qualifier] v  Salma Hany (EGY)
 Alison Waters (ENG) v Joey Chan (HKG)
Jenny Duncalf (ENG) v  Nouran Gohar (EGY)
 Laura Massaro (ENG) v [Qualifier]
[Qualifier] v  Joshna Chinappa (IND)
 Olivia Blatchford (USA) v Amanda Sobhy (USA)
Rachael Grinham (AUS) v  Nour El Tayeb (EGY)
 Joelle King (NZL) v [Qualifier]
[Qualifier] v  Tesni Evans (WAL)
 Donna Urquhart (AUS) v Mariam Metwally (EGY)
[Qualifier] v  Camille Serme (FRA)
 Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG) v Hania El Hammamy (EGY)
[Qualifier] v  Annie Au (HKG)
 Victoria Lust (ENG) v [WC] Fiona Moverley (ENG)
[Qualifier] v  Raneem El Welily (EGY)