Reanne Evans remains on course for a 12th world title after easily reaching the last eight of the Eden World Women’s Championship in Singapore.
After concluding the round-robin phase with three wins out of three, Evans continued her dominant streak in the last 16 with a resounding 4-0 success over Germany’s Diana Schuler.
In fact, the popular Englishwoman is yet to drop a single frame in the tournament as she bids to capture the first world trophy to be awarded outside the UK in more than two decades.
The quarter-final line-up has a bit of symmetry to it with two English, two Thais, two Indians, and a pair of Hong Kong women still gunning for the sport’s blue riband event.
2015 world champion Ng On Yee and the favourite Evans could be on course for a semi-final showdown if they can both overcome their respective oppositions from Thailand.
Evans faces Siripaporn Nuanthakhamjan, while On Yee meets Waratthanun Sukritthanes, who caused arguably the upset of the week so far in knocking out third seed Maria Catalano 4-3 in the first knockout round.
In the bottom half of the draw, eighth seed Rebecca Granger will do battle with Varsha Sanjeev while seventh seed Katrina Wan plays Vidya Pillai.
The Championship runs until Sunday, when the 2017 winner will be crowned.