Chorley’s world No.1 Laura Massaro had an early scare before fighting back to beat Mexican qualifier Samantha Teran in the first round one of the squash Women’s World Championship in Malaysia.
The 32-year-old top seed dropped the opening game but recovered to win 9-11 13-11 11-6 11-3 in 46 minutes.
Massaro (below) – who became world No.1 in January – is trying to win her second world title following her 2013 victory.
She will play Joshna Chinappa of India in the second round.
Home favourite Nicol David, trying to win a ninth world title, is the second seed in Kuala Lumpur.