Laura Massaro beats Raneem el Welily to win Dubai World Series

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Laura Massaro beats Raneem el Welily to win Dubai World Series

England's world number two Laura Massaro beat Raneem El Welily of Egypt to win the Dubai World Series final.

The 32-year-old came from behind to claim a gripping 9-11 11-6 5-11 12-10 11-5 victory.

The match was in the balance with a tie-break in the fourth game, but Massaro held her nerve to take it to the fifth.

World champion in 2013 and runner-up this year, Massaro was comfortable in the deciding game to take the title.

"At the beginning of the fifth game I told myself that it's one more game, and then it's the end of the season, with a big prize at the end of it, so just go for it," she said.

"It was the right approach because I was as relaxed as I have ever been for that game, and I think I hit my targets and made the right choices."

France's world champion Gregory Gaultier beat Australia's Cameron Pilley 11-4 11-5 8-11 11-6 to regain the men's title after a seven-year interval.

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