Sarah-Jane Perry overcame Hollie Naughton in a five-game thriller at the National Squash Centre ©Getty Images

Third seed Sarah-Jane Perry fought back from two games down to defeat Canada’s Hollie Naughton and reach the last eight of the Professional Squash Association (PSA) Manchester Open.

The England star had beaten the world number 25 on four previous occasions on the PSA World Tour.

But she needed to pull off a sensational comeback to keep her 100 per cent record intact as she won 9-11, 7-11, 11-5, 11-5, 11-3 in just under an hour at the National Squash Centre.

"I don’t know when the last time I came back from two games down was," said Perry.

"I know Hollie is a great player and she put a lot of pressure on me in the first two games.

"You’re supposed to start with confidence and then see where it goes but I felt a bit lost in that first game.

"I felt like I was lacking a bit of energy. I don’t think I am lacking in fitness.

"I had to use every ounce of it to get to where I wanted to be. 

"I knew if I got there then I had a good chance of coming back but Hollie was fighting.

"Even in that last game, she wasn’t going to let me win when I was 10-1 up.

"She wasn’t going down without a fight."

Perry will now play Wales' Tesni Evans, the seventh seed, who triumphed in a thrilling five-game clash against England's Alison Waters, the ninth seed.

Evans won a see-saw encounter 11-5, 5-11, 11-7, 3-11, 13-11, in exactly an hour's play. 

Second seed Nour El Tayeb of Egypt eased through courtesy of a 11-7, 11-7, 11-5 victory over Australia’s Donna Lobban.

Amanda Sobhy of United States will hope to stop El Tayeb in her tracks when they clash in the last eight after beating Belgian Tinne Gilis 11-5, 9-11, 11-5, 14-12.

In the men’s draw, world number two Ali Farag dropped a game on the way to defeating France’s Gregoire Marche 11-1, 7-11, 11-8, 12-10.

This victory set up an all-Egyptian encounter against Marwan El Shorbagy who did enough to see off Adrian Waller of England.

After losing the first game, Waller drew level but El Shorbagy of Egypt prevailed 11-8, 9-11, 11-6, 11-6.

El Shorbagy’s Egyptian counterpart Karim Abdel Gawad downed England’s Declan James 11-5, 17-15, 11-7 while in the night's other match seventh seed Simon Rosner beat Nicolas Mueller of Switzerland 11-8, 9-11, 11-4, 11-7.