Japan's Komaki Kikuchi is set to face top seed Inna Deriglazova in the last-64 of the International Fencing Federation (FIE) Women's Foil World Cup in Kazan after successfully coming through qualification today.
Having initially advanced from Pool 16, Kikuchi went onto beat Ukraine's Kateryna Chentsova 15-9 and France's Morgane Patru 15-8 at Kazan Gymnastics Center in the Russian city.
Her reward is a meeting with home favourite Deriglazova, the reigning world and Olympic champion.
Also learning her last-64 opponent today was second-seeded Italian Alice Volpi, who will go up against Poland's Marika Chrzanowska.
Qualification also took place today at the FIE Men's Foil World Cup in Egypt's capital Cairo and the FIE Men's Sabre World Cup in Poland's capital Warsaw.
At Cairo Stadium's Indoor Halls Complex, it was confirmed that world number one Alessio Foconi of Italy will face Russia's Askar Khamzin and reigning world champion Enzo Lefort of France will meet another Russian, Vladislav Mylnikov, for a place in the last-32.
Over at the Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw, top seed Oh Sang-uk, the current world champion, will go up against France's Eliott Bibi and second seed Max Hartung of Germany will do battle with Great Britain's Jonathan Webb in their first outings.
Individual action at all three FIE World Cups is due to conclude tomorrow, prior to the team events on Sunday (February 23).