Two-Time Australian Open Quarter-Finalist
20 (April 2016)
Australia’s Jessica Woods reached her first ranking event final at the 2022 Australian Women’s Open
Her breakthrough performance came some eight years on from her debut and saw her top an eight-player group stage, before defeating Xuejun Alice Wu and Miina Tani to reach the title match.
Although she would take the opening two frames against Jamie Hunter in the final, the English player would hit back to claim the match 4-3. The result was nevertheless enough to see her return to the world’s top 30.
Earlier in the tournament, Woods also became just the 15th player to compile a century break on the World Women’s Snooker Tour following her run of 120 during the group stage.
Woods initially competed in events in England from 2014-16, before she returned to the circuit in 2018 with the staging of the Australian Women’s Open, at which she reached the last eight.
A year later she would repeat the feat in Sydney, before also competing at the 2019 World Women’s Snooker Championship in Thailand. Although she notably became the first player to win a frame against two-time defending champion Ng On Yee in the event since 2017, she would ultimately lose out to eventual champion Reanne Evans at the last 16 stage 4-1.
Woods is also a former semi-finalist at the World Women’s Under-21 Championship.