Laura Massaro

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Laura Massaro Squash player
Laura Massaro
Laura Massaro in 2010
Nationality: EnglandEngland England
Birthday: November 2nd 1983
Size: 173 cm
Weight: 65 kg
1st professional season: 2000
Resignation: 2019
Playing hand: Right
Trainer: David Pearson ,
Danny Massaro
Career record: 372: 174
Career title: 23
Career finals: 43
Best placement: 1 (January 2016)
Month # 1: 4th
World championship title: 1
Sources: official player profiles at PSA and Squashinfo (see web links )

Laura Jane Massaro , MBE (* 2. November 1983 in Great Yarmouth as Laura Jane Lengthorn ) is a former English squash player .


Laura Massaro attended Albany High School in Chorley in her school career . In July 2007 she married Danny Massaro and initially played as Laura Lengthorn-Massaro for a while before finally giving up her maiden name.

She began her professional career in 2000 on the PSA World Tour and won 23 titles on it. In 2012 she made it to the finals at a world championship for the first time , losing to Nicol David . The following year she became world champion for the first time, after defeating Nour El Sherbini in the final with 11: 7, 6:11, 11: 9, 5:11 and 11: 9. In 2015 the final of 2013 was reissued, but this time Massaro lost to Nour El Sherbini in five sets. At the PSA World Series Finals she won the title with a final win against Raneem El Weleily that same year . In January 2016 she took the lead in the world rankings for the first time , which she held for four months.

With the English national team , she was runner-up four times between 2008 and 2018 . In 2014 she won the world title with England. She won seven titles at European Championships . In 2006 , she also reached the final of the European Championship, which she lost against her compatriot Jenny Duncalf in three sets. At the Commonwealth Games 2010 she won the silver medal in doubles together with Jenny Duncalf, and in 2014 she won another silver medal in singles. She became the British Champion in 2011, 2012, 2016 and 2017. Massaro ended her career at the British Open in May 2019 . On December 27, 2019, she was named a Member of the Order of the British Empire as part of the New Year Honors .


Web links

Commons : Laura Massaro  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Rod Gilmour: English squash champion Laura Massaro hopes to end glittering career in style at the British Open. In: The Daily Telegraph , May 20, 2019, accessed May 23, 2019 .
  2. ^ British Open: End of an Era as David, Massaro and Duncalf End Careers. In: Professional Squash Association , May 21, 2019, accessed May 23, 2019 .
  3. Massaro awarded MBE in Queen's Honors List. In: Professional Squash Association , December 28, 2019, accessed December 29, 2019 .
  4. It's Massaro MBE! In: December 28, 2019, accessed December 29, 2019 .