Hong Kong snooker star Ng On-yee has fallen out of the world top two for the first time in nine years after a shock loss at the Belgian Women’s Open. The defending champion was stunned 3-2 in the quarter-finals by Rebecca Kenna in Bruges on Sunday. It was Ng’s first loss to Kenna in 13 matches. Defeat was Ng’s worst results at the tournament after she reached the final in her two previous appearances, and dropped her to third in the world rankings. Thailand’s Nutcharut ‘Mink’ Wongharuthai has replaced the Hongkonger after winning in Belgium, with a dominant display where she lost only one frame over the course of the tournament. It is the first time in almost a decade that a player other than Reanne Evans or Ng has been ranked in the world’s top two. The victory sealed back-to-back titles on the World Women’s Snooker Tour for the 23-year-old for the second time, and was her fifth career-ranking event title in all. Mink impressed throughout the tournament as she whitewashed Nikolya Broyak, Emma Parker and most notably 12-time world champion Evans in the semi-finals to progress to the title match against Belgian number one Wendy Jans. In a rematch of the 2022 World Championship final, Mink again recovered from the loss of the opening frame, just like she did in Sheffield last February. The Thai put four past Belgian Wendy Jans on a trot – including a break of 53 in what would prove to be the final frame – to clinch the title. The tournament’s highest break was also constructed by Mink as she compiled a run of 94 during her last 16 match, having missed the pink for what would have been a century break. Mink beat Ng 4-0 to win the Eden Women’s Master for the first time in November.