Laura Massaro

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Laura Massaro
Laura Massaro.jpg
Full name Laura Jane Lengthorn
Country  England
Residence Preston, England
Born (1983-11-02) 2 November 1983 (age 30)
Great Yarmouth, England
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 66 kilograms (146 lb)
Turned Pro 2000
Plays Right Handed
Coached by David Pearson
Racquet used Head
Website www.lauralengthorn.com
Women's singles
Highest ranking No. 2 (October, 2012)
Current ranking No. 2 (June, 2014)
Title(s) 14
Tour final(s) 28
World Open W (2013)
Last updated on: June, 2014.

Laura Massaro is a professional squash player from England.

She was born Laura Lengthorn on 2 November 1983 in Great Yarmouth. She attended Albany High School, Chorley,[1] which is now called Albany Science College. In July 2007, she married Danny Massaro and became Laura Lengthorn-Massaro. She subsequently dropped 'Lengthorn' from her name.[2]

She won her first top-level title at the German Open in 2004.

Massaro won the WISPA Player of the Year award in 2011.[3] She won the US Open and the Cleveland Classic in 2011, the Sharm El Sheikh Open in 2010, and the Monte Carlo Classic in 2008.

Massaro also won the British National Squash Championships in 2011, defeating Jenny Duncalf in the final 7–11, 11–9, 7–11, 11–7, 11–2. She had previously finished runner-up at the championships in 2008 (losing in the final to Alison Waters 11–6, 7–11, 8–11, 9–11).

At the 2010 Commonwealth Games, Massaro won a Silver Medal in the women's doubles (partnering Jenny Duncalf).

Massaro won the British Open in 2013, the first English woman to do so in 22 years at the time.

Laura's sponsors include 305SQUASH for clothing, Head for rackets, Asics for shoes. She is also sponsored by Proto-Col and CourtCare.

In March 2014, she won the 2013 World Open in Penang beating Nour El Sherbini in the final.

World Open[edit]

Finals: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Source:[4]

Outcome Year Location Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 2012 Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands Malaysia Nicol David 11–6, 11–8, 11–6
Winner 2013 Penang, Malaysia Egypt Nour El Sherbini 11–7, 6–11, 11–9, 5–11, 11–9

Major World Series final appearances[edit]

British Open: 2 finals (1 title, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 2013 Malaysia Nicol David 11-4, 3-11, 12-10, 11-8
Runner-up 2014 Malaysia Nicol David 8-11, 11-5, 11-7, 11-8

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Final victory for Laura". Leyland Guardian. Johnston Press Digital Publishing. 15 October 2003. Retrieved 2009-01-16. 
  2. ^ "Elevated Wolverhampton Open Attracts High Class Entries". Wolverhampton Open. Squash Player. Retrieved 2009-01-16. 
  3. ^ http://www.wispa.net/NM/anmviewer.asp?a=1749&z=25
  4. ^ "Women's World Open". WSF. Retrieved 23 March 2010. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Shelley Kitchen
WISPA Most Improved Player of the Year
2008
Succeeded by
Camille Serme
Preceded by
Nicol David
Nicol David
WSA Player of the Year
2011
2013
Succeeded by
Nicol David
Current holder