International Fencing Federation (FIE) Men’s and Women’s Sabre World Cups are set to take place in Madrid and Tunis respectively this weekend with the top-10-ranked stars all in attendance at both events.
The United States' Eli Dershwitz headlines the 221-strong men’s field that will compete at the Spanish capital’s Centro Deportivo Vallehermoso.
The 2018 world silver medallist is the top seed with South Korea’s Oh Sang-uk second and Germany’s Max Hartung third.
He was the runner-up at the same event in 2017 and will be looking to claim his first medal since triumphing at the World Cup in Poland's capital Warsaw in February.
The FIE Women's Sabre World Cup will see Russia's Sofya Velikaya, a two-time individual world champion, seek to justify her number one ranking at the Tunisian capital's El Menzah Sport Palace.
Ranked second and third in the 184-strong field are 2015 world silver medallist Cécilia Berder of France and London 2012 Olympic champion Kim Ji-yeon of South Korea.
Individual competition in both Madrid and Tunis will be spread across tomorrow and Saturday (May 11).
Team events are due to be held on Sunday (May 12).