Massaro is China champion

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A virtuoso performance from Chorley’s Laura Massaro in the final of the 2016 China Squash Open saw her power to the title with a straight games win over Nouran Gohar.

Massaro fell to the 18-year-old Egyptian in a bruising quarter-final in Hong Kong but made amends on the edge of Shanghai’s breathtaking Bund as she halted Gohar’s eight-match winning streak, playing accurate and disciplined squash to take the honours.

The World No.2 came through 11-9, 11-5, 11-3 in just 36 minutes to secure the silverware – it was her first PSA World Tour title since winning the 2015/16 season-ending Dubai PSA World Series Finals in May.