Second silver at Commonwealth Games 2014 for squash ace Laura

Benz-Bavarian Duffield ace Laura Massaro insists she will have no complaints about Glasgow 2014 despite failing at the second time of asking to secure Commonwealth Games squash gold.

First in Scotland, the 30-year-old missed out on the chance to claim the women’s singles title.

Since then she had been putting all of her energy into the women’s doubles competition alongside English partner Jenny Duncalf.

The pair, defending champions, faced India’s Joshana Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal in the final.

However it would prove not to be the happy ending Massaro had been hoping for as the Indians triumphed 11-6, 11-8.

And, while disappointed not to climb top spot, the reigning world champion revealed a second Glasgow silver had been something to savour.

“I’m disappointed we didn’t win, but we gave it our all, we’ve had a great week and I’m proud of the silver,” she said.

“I’m actually more proud of my performances in the doubles than singles, we don’t play for four years.

“So for us to come together as a pair with very little competition practice and perform like that on the big stage is something to be proud of.”

Massaro has little time for a break now with tournaments coming thick and fast in the coming weeks, although she will look back fondly on her exploits in Glasgow.

“Coming away with two silvers is not quite a gold but it’s every four years and you do you best in the moment and I did that,” she added.

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