• Welshman secures third world championship with 18-16 victory
• Higgins levelled at 15-15 but Williams sealed his third world title
Mark Williams won his third title at the World Snooker Championship and completed one of the best comeback stories in the sport as he defeated John Higgins 18-16.
It was a final that came with no end of storylines, but Williams’s was the most poignant. Last year the Welshman failed to qualify for this tournament and, after years in obscurity, was on the verge of retiring from the sport. Persuaded otherwise by his wife, Joanne, in 2018 Williams has rediscovered his form and held off an endlessly tenacious Higgins to claim victory.
Written by Paul MacInnes at the Crucible
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