At 10-8, Massaro was overruled on what she felt was a match-winning stroke, before striking the tin and El Welily forcing the tiebreak. For the second match in a row, Massaro kept her head. A tight drop, then a winning boast forcing the hand of El Welily in a breathless ending.
“I don’t think there was any doubt that we both wanted it,” added Massaro. “Obviously, it’s tough when you know that you’ve lost on a tie-break before and it can play in my favour a bit to know I’ve won that one.”
Massaro knows the task in hand after Sherbini, with her dangerous and direct ball-striking skills, reached her second major final following victory at last month’s Allam British Open.
“When you’re in a big final like this, I don’t think that age really comes into it,” added the Lancastrian. “They [the Egyptians] will have their strengths being a bit younger, but if I had been playing this level when I was their age until I was 32, I would have worried about whether I could walk in another 10 years’ time.”
For now, Massaro is standing tall across the city from the Petronas Towers and she will head into the final with a 4-2 head-to-head advantage over the world No 2.
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Article source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/squash/2016/04/29/laura-massaro-reaches-womens-world-squash-final-after-thriller/
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