Ronnie O’Sullivan in the final of the World Snooker Championship

Six-time world champion in snooker Ronnie O’Sullivan advanced to the finals of the World Championship in Sheffield tonight, after he defeated John Higgins with 17:11.

The four-time champion Higgins started the match better on Friday, taking the lead with 3: 0, but O’Sullivan managed to come back and equalize at 4: 4. He then played even better, taking the lead with 10: 6 and in the continuation of the match he maintained an advantage of three to four frames.

The morning part of today’s match ended with a lead of 15: 9 and tonight he needed two more frames to qualify for the eighth finals at Crucible. Higgins won two of the first three frames of the evening, but O’Sullivan managed to take advantage of his mistakes and maintain a great advantage, so he will play for the seventh title.

He will play in the final on Sunday and Monday against his compatriot Jade Trump, who earlier today in a tense match defeated Mark Williams with 17:16.

O’Sullivan will try to win the seventh title and equal the record holder Steven Hendry, while Trump will play for the second world champion title.
As a 46-year-old, O’Sullivan could become the oldest world champion in snooker.

By Editor

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