Ng On Yee Clinches Second Australian Women’s Snooker Open Title in Dominant Victory over Amee Kamani

Ng On Yee secured her second Australian Women’s Snooker Open title by defeating Amee Kamani 4-1 in the final. This victory marked her 18th ranking event title on the World Women’s Snooker Tour and the first in 18 months, since her win at the Winchester Women’s Open in April 2022. Following the tournament, she climbed to the number two spot in the latest world rankings, showcasing a strong performance in the first half of the season at the age of 32.

In the final against first-time finalist Amee Kamani, both players progressed through the knockout draw to reach the decisive match. Ng, a three-time world champion, quickly seized the initiative by winning the opening two frames in just over 35 minutes. Although Kamani, from India, responded by winning the third frame—the first Ng had conceded in the event—it was the fourth frame that proved crucial. Ng made an impressive comeback, clearing from behind with a break of 47 to secure a 3-1 lead.

Buoyed by her lead, Ng maintained her momentum, securing the fifth frame and becoming the first player to win the Australian Open more than once since the event gained recognition on the Tour in 2018. Notably, Ng also achieved the highest break of the competition with a score of 112 during her quarter-final victory against Lilly Meldrum, making her return to Sydney this week a dream success.

For the runner-up, Amee Kamani, this event marked a significant milestone in her career as she reached her first world ranking final. This achievement propelled her up the rankings, improving her position by 33 places to a career-best ranking of 25. Remarkably, Kamani achieved this feat after participating in just three events in the current two-year cycle.

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