Name: Reanne Evans
From: Dudley, England
Played since: 2002
Highest ranking: 1
Career highlights: 12x World Women’s Snooker Championship winner, 8x UK Women’s Championship winner, first woman to qualify for the final stages of a professional ranking event, first woman to win a match at the professional World Championship
Reanne Evans has been the dominant player on the World Women’s Snooker Tour for over a decade, winning the first of her 12 world titles to date in 2005 and since surpassing the previous record of seven set by Allison Fisher in 2012.
She has a highest break in competition of 140 and in 2013 defeated Thailand’s Thepchaiya Un-Nooh to become the first woman to successfully qualify for the venue stages of a professional ranking event at the Wuxi Classic.
Another milestone was achieved in 2017 when she defeated Finland’s Robin Hull to 10-8 to become the first woman to win a match at the professional World Championship, before losing out 10-6 to former world quarter-finalist Lee Walker in the second round.
Away from the table she enjoys playing golf, spending time with her daughter and passing on her knowledge of the game through coaching.