Laura Massaro retained her World Series Finals title ©PSA

Laura Massaro of England retained her Professional Squash Association (PSA) World Series Finals title after victory against Nour El Sherbini of Egypt this evening.

Massaro secured her second consecutive crown with a straight sets win over the tournament's second seed at the Dubai Opera House.

The duo met on the final day of group stage action when Massaro was on the cusp of winning before the Egyptian recovered to take the match and second place in Group B.

However, there was to be no repeat of that today as the English player cruised to a 11-8, 12-10, 11-5 win in 35 minutes.

It means Massaro is only the second woman after Malaysia's Nicol David to win two World Series Finals titles.

“I’m really happy with my performance overall,” said Massaro.

“It took a lot of focus, discipline, hard work and I had to keep pushing throughout the whole match. 

"The first two games were really tight and I managed to get that good lead in the third.

Mohamed Elshorbagy, front, won the men's crown ©PSA
Mohamed Elshorbagy, front, won the men's crown ©PSA

"It’s unbelievable because I was just thinking that it would be really good if I could get out of the group.

"I’m really happy and I can enjoy a few days off now."

In the men’s draw, Mohamed Elshorbagy of Egypt won his maiden World Series Finals title.

The world number three cruised to a 12-10, 11-9, 11-8 victory over James Willstrop of England, who was competing in his first final. 

It is the first major title for Elshorbagy, the former world number one, since winning the British Open in 2016.

En route to the final Elshorbagy, eliminated current world number one Gregory Gaultier of France.