Lauren Briggs has decided to retire from squash after a highly successful career on the WSA tour.
The Essex girl was part of the England junior team that won the World Team Championships in Brazil in 1997. She turned pro in 1999 and the first of her12 tour titles came in 2004 in Pittsburgh.
In October 2008, Lauren broke into the world’s top 20 and two months later she reached her career high of no.18.
A series of injuries kept Lauren out of the game for 7 months in 2010 but she rebounded after nearly dropping out of the top 100 to making it back into the world’s top 30 and winning seven more titles. 2011 saw Briggs achieve the feat of winning four titles in a row which only Nicol David, of current players, has achieved.
At 34, Lauren has decided now is a good time to stop. After a recent stint living and training in Amsterdam, she is back in the UK and is now setting her sights on furthering her studies and also Sports Development. As well as this she has also joined the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust which aims to get young lives on track by using recently retired world class athletes to engage, enable and empower disadvantaged young people.