Laura Massaro claims Carol Weymuller Open

Our final today was between defending Champion and world # 2 Raneem El Weiley and world # 3 Laura Massaro from England. In the WSA head to head statistics Laura is ahead 7-3. Both players semi-final matches yesterday were not too long, so they should have arrived today in the final not too fatigued.

In the first game Laura got off to an amazing start taking an early lead of 4-1 and then 8-3 up. Laura found her rhythm and was hitting tight accurate deep lengths and putting Raneem under a lot of pressure. Raneem started to settle into the game a little and managed to get into the rallies more and play a few winners especially with her backhand drops this gave Raneem a little come back to 7-9 but Laura’s amazing court coverage and perfectly formed rallies gave her nothing to play with and Laura won the first 11/8 with a great hold at the front.

In the second Laura got a 3-1 lead and Raneem was still not quite finding a deep length to put Laura under major pressure.

Laura didn’t even finch when she was match ball up and very quickly went through to the win the 2012 Carol Weymuller Open in a glorious style [collecting her 10th WSA title] A very happy Laura said ” I’m really pleased to win the title. I was really happy with the way I played and I managed to stick to my game plan as well as I could. Raneem had such a good week and I knew it would be tough today so it makes it even more special to win!”