Nour El Tayeb reached a platinum tour quarter-final for the first time since her comeback ©PSA

Nour El Tayeb earned the biggest win since returning after the birth of her daughter as she overcame Hania El Hammamy in an all-Egyptian third round match at the CIB Black Ball Squash Open in Cairo.

El Tayeb made her return to the Professional Squash Association World Tour in December, at the gold version of the Black Ball Squash Open.

The former world number three had given birth to her daughter in July and had been absent from the tour for 14-months.

El Tayeb enjoyed a strong head-to-head record of six wins and two defeats against El Hammany, but headed into today’s contest at the PSA World Tour platinum event as the underdog.

Third seed El Hammany won the opening game 11-9 at the Black Ball Sporting Club.

The 2020 champion was unable to prevent El Tayeb from staging a comeback, as she claimed the remaining games 11-8, 11-8, 11-9 to reach her first platinum quarter-final in 17 months.

Rowan Elaraby will face El Tayeb in the last-eight, after winning an all-Egyptian contest 13-11, 16-14, 5-11, 11-9 against Jana Shiha.

Nour El Sherbini battled to a five-game victory in her second round match yesterday and the defending champion was forced to come from behind in her latest contest.

The world number one came through her third round tie 10-12, 11-3, 11-6, 11-5 against fellow Egyptian Hana Ramadan.

El Sherbini now faces a rematch of her semi-final match at the Black Ball Squash Open gold event in December.

The Egyptian star overcame England’s Georgia Kennedy in straight games on that occasion, before going on to win the final.

The players will meet in the quarter-finals this time around, after Kennedy recorded an 11-9, 9-11, 11-9, 11-7 win over Egypt’s Salma Hany.

Fourth seed Amanda Sobhy came from behind to record a five-game win in her third-round match.

The American secured a hard-fought 10-12, 11-5, 9-11, 11-5, 11-3 win over India’s Joshna Chinappa.

Her reward is a quarter-final match against New Zealand’s Joelle King, who was a 11-6, 11-2, 11-7 winner against Belgium’s Nele Gilis.

England’s Sarah-Jane Perry claimed a straight games 11-9, 11-7, 11-8 victory over Egypt’s Nada Abbas to set up a match against second seed Nouran Gohar.

The Egyptian had been scheduled to face Olivia Fiechter in the third round, but received a walkover when the American pulled out of the match through injury.