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Class is permanent: O'Sullivan wins fourth World Championship

The legendary player won the Wold Championship for the fourth time this evening.

O'Sullivan smiles for the cameras following his victory.
O'Sullivan smiles for the cameras following his victory.

RONNIE O’SULLIVAN BEAT Ali Carter 18-11 at the Crucible this evening to secure the fourth World Championship title of his career.

The 36-year-old began the day 10-7 ahead of his rival, and wasted little time in going on to wrap up his victory.

He suffered a slight scare, when Carter won three frames in a row prior to the final session, but the Rocket rarely looked back from there.

And O’Sullivan said that he would take a six-month break from the game following his win, but denied speculation that he was set to retire from the game.

“A few people doubted me but I’ll let them know when I’m not ready,” he told BBC Sport. “I certainly haven’t gone yet.

“I am going to enjoy my time off with my family and then assess the situation, but it’s all good and I want to enjoy the moment.”

Result:

Ronnie O’Sullivan (Eng) 18-11 Ali Carter (Eng)

77-37 (57), 121-1 (117), 0-85 (84), 25-57, 86-42 (52), 2-55, 108-0 (92), 141-0 (141), 8-84 (56), 73-21, 69-14 (68), 30-62, 73-8, 60-13, 1-83 (59), 74-34 (62), 3-52, 101-0, 73-12, 62-48, 81-41 (54), 9-59, 27-105 (105), 2-62 (53), 129-4 (64, 55), 90-0 (70), 17-78 (64), 76-0, 82-0 (61).

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