WSA World Tour

Laura Massaro

Rank:
3
Country:
England
Age:
31
Coach:
Danny Massaro & David Pearson
Clothing brand:
305Squash
Racket brand:
Head
Other sponsors:
UKFast, CourtCare, Proto-Col (nutritional supplies), Tecnifibre (string), RAB (Grips), Asics (Shoes)

Ranking history

Player history

    1. Laura Massaro beat Kanzy Emad El-Defrawy
      11-6, 11-4, 11-3
    2. Laura Massaro beat Nouran Gohar
      11-5, 11-8, 8-11, 11-9
    3. Laura Massaro beat Rachael Grinham
      11-8, 7-11, 11-9, 5-11, 12-10
    4. Nour El Tayeb beat Laura Massaro
      11-9, 10-12, 11-2, 12-10
    1. Laura Massaro beat Joey Chan
      11-4, 11-7, 11-3
    2. Annie Au beat Laura Massaro
    3. Laura Massaro beat Sarah Kippax
      11-8, 12-10, 11-8
    4. Laura Massaro beat Raneem El Welily
      6-11, 11-8, 11-4, 11-7
    5. Nicol David beat Laura Massaro
      8-11, 11-5, 11-7, 11-8
    1. Laura Massaro beat Vanessa Raj
      11-7, 11-4, 11-1
    2. Laura Massaro beat Jenny Duncalf
      11-9, 11-6, 11-4
    3. Laura Massaro beat Low Wee Wern
      12-14, 11-6, 6-11, 13-11, 11-7
    4. Laura Massaro beat Raneem El Welily
      11-9, 11-7, 6-11, 11-7
    5. Laura Massaro beat Nour El Sherbini
      11-7, 6-11, 11-9, 5-11, 11-9
    1. Laura Massaro beat Emily Whitlock
      11-7, 11-4, 11-2
    2. Laura Massaro beat Annie Au
      8-11, 11-8, 12-10, 11-7
    3. Laura Massaro beat Camille Serme
      11-9, 12-14, 9-11, 11-6, 11-6
    4. Laura Massaro beat Raneem El Welily
      9-11, 11-8, 11-9, 3-11, 11-6
    1. Laura Massaro beat Rachael Grinham
      11-2, 8-11, 11-7, 11-7
    2. Laura Massaro beat Joelle King
      9-11, 13-11, 11-3, 11-7
    3. Laura Massaro beat Camille Serme
      11-5, 3-11, 11-6, 11-9
    4. Nicol David beat Laura Massaro
      11-4, 13-11, 11-8
    1. Laura Massaro beat Kylie Lindsay
      11-1, 11-4, 11-4
    2. Laura Massaro beat Heba El Torky
      12-14, 13-11, 11-2, 11-7
    3. Laura Massaro beat Nouran Gohar
      11-4, 11-9, 11-7
    4. Camille Serme beat Laura Massaro
      11-7, 19-17, 9-11, 11-8
    1. Laura Massaro beat Victoria Lust
      11-7, 11-3, 11-4
    2. Laura Massaro beat Nour El Tayeb
      6-11, 11-2, 11-9, 11-7
    3. Laura Massaro beat Kasey Brown
      10-12, 11-4, 11-8, 11-5
    4. Laura Massaro beat Low Wee Wern
      11-6, 9-11, 11-6, 9-11, 11-7
    5. Nicol David beat Laura Massaro
      13-11, 11-13, 7-11, 11-8, 11-5
    1. Laura Massaro beat Latasha Khan
      11-5, 11-5, 11-6
    2. Laura Massaro beat Nicolette Fernandes
      11-5, 11-5, 11-7
    3. Laura Massaro beat Joelle King
      12-14, 11-9, 11-8, 8-11, 11-3
    4. Raneem El Welily beat Laura Massaro
      8-11, 11-9, 12-10, 10-12, 11-9
    1. Laura Massaro beat Joey Chan
      14-12, 11-1, 11-6
    2. Laura Massaro beat Dipika Pallikal
      6-11, 12-10, 11-9, 11-6
    3. Laura Massaro beat Omneya Abdel Kawy
      11-7, 11-6, 9-11, 11-8
    4. Laura Massaro beat Raneem El Welily
      8-11, 11-6, 11-8, 11-9
    5. Laura Massaro beat Nicol David
      11-4, 3-11, 12-10, 11-7
    1. Laura Massaro beat Latasha Khan
      11-7, 11-4, 19-17
    2. Laura Massaro beat Line Hansen
      12-10, 11-7, 11-7
    3. Laura Massaro beat Madeline Perry
      11-2, 9-11, 11-4, 11-5
    4. Laura Massaro beat Nicol David
      10-12, 11-6, 11-8, 11-5
    5. Laura Massaro beat Alison Waters
      11-9, 11-7, 11-6
    1. Laura Massaro beat Catalina Pelaez
      11-4, 11-4, 11-6
    2. Laura Massaro beat Nicolette Fernandes
      11-9, 11-9, 11-7
    3. Laura Massaro beat Low Wee Wern
      8-11, 11-4, 11-5, 11-5
    4. Laura Massaro beat Raneem El Welily
      5-11, 11-9, 12-14, 11-4, 13-11
    5. Nicol David beat Laura Massaro
      11-6, 11-8, 11-6
    1. Laura Massaro beat Low Wee Wern
      7-11, 4-11, 11-2, 11-3, 11-8
    2. Laura Massaro beat Annie Au
      9-11, 11-4, 11-3, 11-6
    3. Laura Massaro beat Alison Waters
      11-7, 11-7, 11-4
    4. Laura Massaro beat Raneem El Welily
      11-8, 11-4, 11-5
    1. Laura Massaro beat Tong Tsz-Wing
      11-7, 11-5, 11-1
    2. Laura Massaro beat Dipika Pallikal
      11-5, 14-12, 8-11, 11-7
    3. Laura Massaro beat Nour El Sherbini
      11-13, 11-5, 11-7, 11-3
    4. Nicol David beat Laura Massaro
      10-12, 11-6, 11-7, 11-8
    1. Laura Massaro beat Thaisa Serafini
      11-1, 11-5, 11-8
    2. Laura Massaro beat Emily Whitlock
      14-12, 11-8, 11-9
    3. Laura Massaro beat Dipika Pallikal
      11-7, 7-11, 13-11, 3-11, 11-9
    4. Nicol David beat Laura Massaro
      17-15, 11-2, 11-6
    1. Laura Massaro beat Latasha Khan
      11-5, 8-11, 9-11, 11-6, 11-3
    2. Laura Massaro beat Natalie Grinham - Pegged Ranking 22
      15-13, 12-10, 11-6
    3. Laura Massaro beat Camille Serme
      11-13, 11-3, 11-9, 11-9
    4. Nicol David beat Laura Massaro
      11-5, 11-8, 11-4
    1. Laura Massaro beat Low Wee Wern
      11-4, 11-5, 9-11, 11-5
    2. Laura Massaro beat Donna Urquhart
      11-8, 4-11, 11-6, 11-2
    3. Laura Massaro beat Amanda Sobhy
      11-9, 11-5, 11-6
    4. Nicol David beat Laura Massaro
      7-11, 12-10, 11-7, 11-8
  1. 3
    January 2015
    Points average:
    2145.0
  2. 3
    December 2014
    Points average:
    2137.35
  3. 2
    November 2014
    Points average:
    2088.53
  4. 2
    October 2014
    Points average:
    2037.67
  5. 2
    September 2014
    Points average:
    2287.67
  6. 2
    August 2014
    Points average:
    2310.95
  7. 2
    July 2014
    Points average:
    2379.0
  8. 2
    June 2014
    Points average:
    2379.0
  9. 2
    May 2014
    Points average:
    2379.0
  10. 2
    April 2014
    Points average:
    2555.47
  11. 2
    March 2014
    Points average:
    2555.47
  12. 2
    February 2014
    Points average:
    2166.44
  13. 2
    January 2014
    Points average:
    2092.06
  14. 2
    December 2013
    Points average:
    1890.81
  15. 2
    November 2013
    Points average:
    2278.94
  16. 2
    October 2013
    Points average:
    2205.62
  17. 2
    September 2013
    Points average:
    1841.25
Date Title Points Prize bracket
16 -23 Jan J.P Morgan Tournament of Champions 2015 1675.0 WSA Gold 50
12 -20 Dec Wadi Degla Women's World Championship 2014 1150.0 WSA World Series Platinum
10 -18 Oct 2014 Delaware Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships 1050.0 WSA World Series Platinum
30 Sep-06 Oct Carol Weymuller Open 2014 980.0 WSA Gold 50
24 -31 Aug Cathay Pacific Sun Hung Kai Financial Hong Kong Open 2014 1365.0 WSA World Series Gold
18 -23 Aug CIMB Malaysian Open Squash Championships 2014 367.5 WSA World Series Gold
11 -18 May Allam British Open 2014 3300.0 WSA World Series Platinum
15 -23 Mar Penang Women's World Championship 2013 5300.0 WSA World Series Platinum
26 Feb-03 Mar 2014 MetroSquash Windy City Open 2450.0 WSA Gold 50
30 Jan-04 Feb Cleveland Classic 2014 595.0 WSA Gold 50
  • Biography

    Since turning professional full-time at the age of 19, Laura quickly established herself at the top of the game.  By the end of 2002 she had broken into the WSA top 50 and amassed some good results and tournament progression despite her young age.  Her first WSA World Tour title came in 2005 as she won the German Open and consistently achieved quarter-final placing’s to push her into the top 20. 

    Later she won her first $10,000 event, the Wolverhampton Open by beating top seed and national teammate Vicky Botwright in 2006, and returned a year later to again defeat the event favourite, this time beating Madeline Perry.

    2008 saw Laura put in an extended run of tournaments in which she exceeded her seeded expectations, and in June of the same year, she broke into the world top 10, where she has remained ever since. 

    In 2011, Laura won the Cleveland Classic despite being seeded 8th for the event, beating world champion Nicol David in the final, and later that year claimed another momentous win in the WSA World Series Gold event, the US Open.  The win allowed Laura to finish 2011 at No3 in the world.

    A disappointing first round exit in the Hong Kong Open didn’t help Massaro’s rankings chase with Raneem El Weleily, but beating the Egyptian in the World Championship semi-finals in December to reach her first World Championship final gave the Englishwoman confidence heading into 2013 and so it has proved.

    A runner up spot at the World Series Finals in January 2013 was followed by a bout of sickness that meant her withdrawal from the Cleveland Classic. Laura rebounded superbly to clinch the CIMB KL Open in March and then claimed the historical Allam British Open crown in May defeating Nicol David in the final, becoming the first British winner since Lisa Opie in 1991. Massaro also reached the US Open final in October, losing to Nicol David in an epic final, justifying the tournaments decision to offer equal prize money.

    2014 has seen further success for Massaro, she reached the Tournament of Champions final in January and followed this with her 15th tour title at the Windy City Open in Chicago. In March, Massaro wrote her name in the history books by winning her first World Championship in Penang beating Nour El Sherbini in a nail biting final. Most recently in May, Massaro reached the British Open final for the second year in a row but was unable to defend her title, losing out to Nicol David. 

    Laura’s outstanding year continued when she proved to be a key player for England in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, UK by winning two silver medals. She lost to Nicol David in the women’s singles gold medal match before joining forces with countrywoman Jenny Duncalf to be runners-up in the women’s doubles competition.


  • Interests

    Laura has a range of interests outside squash. She is keen sports fan and was thrilled to be invited to sit in the Royal Box at the 2014 Wimbledon tennis tournament alongside a host of big names from British sport. Laura has been nominated for the Sunday Times Sky Sports Sportswoman of the Year awards in the UK.

  • Ambitions

    As the only woman to have held World Open and British Open titles at the same time and the current WSA World Tour no.2, Laura has already achieved many of her ambitions. She now says her goal is to be no.1 in the world and to continue to play at the highest level for as long as possible.

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