World No1 Nicol David (pic le) of Malaysia made it through to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open with an expected straight games win over 17-year-old Englishgirl Emily Whitlock (11-9, 11-7, 11-5; pic ri). David will now play Hong Kong’s Annie Au in the last 8 following Au’s 14-12, 11-4, 9-11, 11-9 win over Danish Line Hansen. Australian teammates Rachael Grinham and Donna Urquhart will meet in the quarter-finals after both won tough 2nd round encounters, as Grinham downed Malaysian Low Wee Wern 11-8, 8-11, 11-4, 11-3 before Urquhart beat India’s Dipika Pallikal 11-6, 7-11, 11-6, 11-8. Bottom half 2nd round matches to follow:  Joelle King (NZL) v  Delia Arnold (MAS);  Madeline Perry (IRL) v  Joey Chan (HKG);  Kasey Brown (AUS) v  Natalie Grinham (NED);  Jenny Duncalf (ENG) v  Gaby Huber (SUI).
David through to the quarter-finals!