On 5th September 2021, Reanne Evans won the women’s snooker championship for a record-breaking tenth time, beating the legendary Rebecca Kenna 4-0 in the final held at the Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds UK. Keep reading below to find out all about Reanne Evans, and learn more about her record-breaking victory:
Who is Reanne Evans?
Born in Dudley, West Midlands, Reanne Evans MBE is a 35-year-old English snooker player and the current women’s World Snooker Champion. Evans entered her first World Championships at the age of just 16, and she reached the semi-finals, where she was defeated by Champion Kelly Fisher. Since then, she has secured the women’s world snooker title 12 times, with ten consecutive titles over the last few years.
Reanne is currently ranked number one female snooker player in the world and is a frequent commentator on televised snooker coverage. In 2019, she became the first ever female player to play in the Champion of Champions event, but she unfortunately lost in the final to Shaun Murphy. Despite this, thanks to her previous successes in the sport, in 2020, Reanne was appointed MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) for her services to women’s snooker.
The Women’s World Snooker Championship 2021
The Women’s World Snooker Championship 2021 was the first competition organised by the World Snooker Tour since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. It took place at the Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds, UK. Evans was one of the favourites to win the championship. However, she was up against a strong field of competitors.
How Reanne Won the Women’s Snooker Championship for the Tenth Time
Reanne went into the World Snooker Championship wanting to defend her title. In the early round, Reanne was up against tough rivals Chucky Preston and Connie Stephens; however, she made the games look easy, and sailed through to the semi-finals. In fact, Evans completed 3-0 wins over both Stephens and Preston.
Reanne was given an even tougher test in the semi-finals where she faced Welsh number one Laura Evans. Laura Evans led the game 2-1 until Reanne managed to pull it back to achieve a 4-2 victory. This meant that Reanne had made it to the final of the competition.
In the final of the competition, Reanne faced another strong competitor, Rebecca Kenna. Kenna is currently ranked number two of the world’s women snooker players. Although Kenna had shown impressive form throughout the competition, she was no match for Reanne. Reanne managed to win the opening two frames to move halfway to victory over Kenna. She then managed to clear the final two frames to claim victory over her rival, and another UK title. This win strengthens her already strong position at the top of the world rankings and represents her 63rd snooker title overall.
How Reanne Evans Reacted to Her Win
Reanne was extremely happy to have won her tenth consecutive title at the World Snooker Championships. However, instead of talking about her win during interviews, she spent most of the time thanking her fans for sticking by her throughout the competition. She was also glad that she could finally play snooker again, as the coronavirus pandemic forced her to give up playing snooker competitively for many months.
What Will Reanne Do Next?
Although the tournament is now over, it’s not the end for Reanne Evans. Evans will also be competing in the main tour after being awarded a two-year tour card. You can expect to see Evans back in action in the main tour on September 29th, when she will be playing against Mitchell Mann. If you want to keep up to date with all of the action during this snooker match, and other matches during the live tour, then make sure you get the snooker scores live to your phone or mobile device.
On Sunday 5th September, Reanne Evans lived up to her billing as world number one, achieving an amazing four victories over the weekend, dropping just two frames in her 4-2 win against Laura Evans in the semi-finals. This amazing achievement has made her the Women’s World Snooker Champion for the record-breaking tenth time in a row. What an amazing achievement for such a talented player! We wonder whether she’ll be able to win at next year’s championship.