O’Sullivan extends lead over Hawkins at World Snooker Championship
Rocket takes 10-7 lead
Ronnie O’Sullivan and Barry Hawkins in their final match during the Betfair World Championships at the Crucible, Sheffield.
From 5-3 behind going into the evening, Hawkins drew level at 7-7 and the underdog was looking to have shed his early nerves. The 34-year-old world number 14 fired in back-to-back breaks of 83 and 133. The reaction from O’Sullivan to the encroaching danger was dazzling as he surged ahead again at 10-7.
After runs of 113 and 100 in the afternoon, O’Sullivan has taken a place in snooker’s record books as the player with the most World Championship centuries, edging two ahead of Stephen Hendry’s total of 127.