She may have fallen at the final hurdle to Camille Serme but England squash player Laura Massaro insisted there were still plenty of positives to take away from her British Open outing.
The 31-year-old lost out 11-3, 11-5, 8-11, 11-8 in the final on Sunday as Serme became the first Frenchwoman to win the event.
The competition was Massaro’s first tournament since taking a break from the sport in February due to fatigue.
But the triple Commonwealth Games silver medallist showed glimpses of her best form in Hull as she came from a match ball down to beat defending champion Nicol David to reach her third successive British Open final.
The final would prove to be one step too far but Massaro was not letting her head drop.
"I'm disappointed but I'm proud of my week,” she said. "I don't feel like I really could have given it much more out there.
"It was a really big win beating Nicol and obviously that match just took a little bit too much out of me."
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