England’s Laura Massaro and Egypt’s Karim Darwish are the happy winners of the KL Open 2013. Massaro beats Alison Waters 11-9, 11-7, 11-6 in an all-English final. The World No3, who had ended Nicol David’s hopes of a 9th KL Open title in the semis, is the 1st Englishwoman, who won in Kuala Lumpur in 15 years tournament’s history.
The men’s final was a repeat of the 2011 edition, an all-Egyptian affair between Karim Darwish and Mohamed El Shorbagy, the top two seeds ranked 6 and 5 in the world. The elder Darwish (31) stayed strong to beat his 9 years younger compatriot 11-9, 12-10, 11-7 to take his 2nd KL Open title after 2011.