In the quarter-finals of the Women’s World Junior Squash Championship in Cologne (Germany) all four top contenders managed to reach the semis. In the all-Egyptian match between defending champion Nour El Sherbini and Nouran El Torky, the 14-year-old top seed took the victory in 4 games (11-7, 9-11, 11-8, 11-7). America’s Amanda Sobhy showed great form when she overcame Indian girl Anaka Alankamony in straight games (12-10, 11-4, 11-6). Fourth seed Egyptian Nour El Tayeb denied the USA a second semi-final appearance as El Tayeb, the runner-up last year, beat Olivia Blatchford 11-1, 11-6, 11-7. The seeding predictions were completed when India’s beauty Dipika Pallikal (pic) came back from a game down to win against Egyptian Kanzy El Dafrawy 9-11, 11-9, 11-2, 12-10.