Wendy Jans bags hat-trick of women's titles in World Snooker
Belgium's Wendy Jans bagged a hat-trick of women's titles after she defeated Russia's Anastasia Nechaeva 5-2 in the best-of-nine frames final of the Seaways IBSF World Snooker Championship at Kanteerava Indoor Stadium here on Saturday.
Bengaluru: Belgium's Wendy Jans bagged a hat-trick of women's titles after she defeated Russia's Anastasia Nechaeva 5-2 in the best-of-nine frames final of the Seaways IBSF World Snooker Championship at Kanteerava Indoor Stadium here on Saturday.
Wendy, who had won the title's in 2006, 2012 and 2013, has gone one-up on Reanne Evans of England, who has won the crown thrice.
After losing the first frame, Wendy took charge and was far too classy for the Russian, who did manage to lead 2-1.
Playing with immense freedom, the talented Belgian was confident in her potting and rarely missed in the entire match.
Initially, it looked as though Anastasia would make a match of it but she flattered only to deceive. After the initial lead for the Russian, it was Wendy all the way.
The Belgian won the next four frames on the trot with breaks of 40, 43 and 30. Just before the end of the first session, Wendy won the seventh frame to win the match and the title in a single session of play.
Wendy won 31-76(44), 72(42)-02, 25-65, 74(40)-35, 72(43)-32, 82(30)-23, 60-31.
In the Masters draw, Phisit Chandsri of Thailand won four of the last five frames to defeat Darren Morgan of Wales in the title clash.
Phisit won 67-59, 73-15, 25-64, 18-55, 16-71, 30-58, 81(49)-29, 65-44, 57-28, 7-64(63), 72(58)-34.
It was Darren, winner of the men's IBSF title in the city in 1987, who led 4-3 in the first session. But after the break, it was the Thailand player who bounced back in style.
The experienced Welshman fought for every point but Phisit was equally determined to upstage him.
Phisit produced a break of 49 to make it 3-4 before winning the next at 65-44 to level frame scores.
Phisit then went on to to take the lead at 5-4 winning ninth at 57-28, but Darren was not done it yet. A brilliant break of 63 saw him catch up and win the frame at 64-1.
The decider was delicately balanced as both players indulged in safety play. But sighting an opening, Phisit compiled a break of 58 and wrapped up the frame and the title at 6-5, leaving Darren crestfallen.