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Ng On-yee

Ng On-yee comes out on top in all-Hong Kong finale at first Australian Open in Sydney

  • Women’s world champion beats compatriot Katrina Wan 4-2 in final on Sunday

PUBLISHED : Monday, 29 October, 2018, 1:45pm
UPDATED : Monday, 29 October, 2018, 2:57pm

World number one Ng On-yee claimed the inaugural Australian Open title in Sydney on Sunday when she defeated fellow Hongkonger Katrina Wan 4-2 courtesy of two decisive 50-plus breaks.

Ng’s experience told down the home straight and the 27-year-old notched up breaks of 66 and 55 on the way to her second title of the season.

The reigning world champion won the UK Women’s Championship last month.

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She currently sits clear of England’s Reanne Evans at the top of the women’s rankings.

Wan produced a Herculean effort to reach the final in Sydney overcoming Evans 4-3 in the semi-finals to reach a first ranking final of her career. But Ng, who registered a career-best 139 break in her own semi-final victory against emerging Thai star Nutcharut Wongharuthai, had too much for the 30-year-old.