Squash World Open final: Laura Massaro beaten by Nicol David

England's Laura Massaro was beaten in straight games in the World Open final by world number one Nicol David.

The Preston-based 29-year-old managed to force the Malaysian into long rallies and led 7-5 in the second game.

But David, also 29, completed a 11-6 11-8 11-6 in Grand Cayman for her seventh world title - and a fifth in succession.

"I'm proud to make the final but a bit disappointed I couldn't close out any of the games," said third seed Massaro.

Recent world champions

  • 2012: Nicol David (Mal) beat Laura Massaro (Eng), Grand Cayman
  • 2011: Nicol David (Mal) beat Jenny Duncalf (Eng), Rotterdam
  • 2010: Nicol David (Mal) beat Omneya Abdel Kawy (Egy), Sharm el-Sheikh
  • 2009: Nicol David (Mal) beat Natalie Grinham (Ned), Amsterdam
  • 2008: Nicol David (Mal) beat Vicky Botwright (Eng), Manchester
  • 2007: Rachael Grinham (Aus) beat Natalie Grinham (Aus), Madrid

"Congratulations to Nicol on another title. You have to work really hard to beat her; she doesn't lose very often.

"We're all working to get closer, but she steps up to the challenge to."

Great Yarmouth-born Massaro, playing in her first World Open final, added: "I've had a great tournament and a great experience here."

David said: "Laura played so well; she was pushing me on every point. I just couldn't relax at any time; she played a brilliant match today.

"I had to step up another gear to win. I just wanted to win so much."