Teenager Bai Reaches Women’s Final

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China’s 19-year-old Bai Yulu reached the final of the World Women’s Championship by coming from 3-1 down to beat 12-time winner Reanne Evans 5-3 in Thailand.

Bai is competing in a WWS event for the first time but has shown her talent with a superb run to the final, as well as making the highest break in the history of the tournament during her opening group match. From 3-1 down against Evans, she took four frames in a row with a top run of 56.

In Saturday’s final she will meet Thailand’s Siripaporn Nuanthakhamjam, who ended the reign of Mink Nutcharut with a 5-2 success. Nutcharut came back from 4-0 down to 4-2 and had chances in frame seven, but was trapped in a snooker on the last red, and her opponent then cleared for victory. Nuanthakhamjam is though to her first final, having lost her only previous semi-final in 2019.

The final will start at 12pm local time on Saturday (GMT + 7 hours) with a new name to be engraved on the trophy.

Semi-final defeat means Evans is uncertain of keeping her place on the professional tour next season. She will have to rely on her position in the women’s world rankings at the end of the season, after May’s British Open.

Article by WST.