Ronnie O'Sullivan pictured during the Snooker World Championship

Ronnie O'Sullivan and son involved in M1 car crash hours after Snooker World Championship final

The defeated finalist and his son were not seriously hurt

Mark Selby with his World Championship at the Crucible after defeating Ronnie O'Sullivan 18-14

Snooker World Championship: Ronnie O'Sullivan tips Mark Selby to win multiple championships after stunning fightback

Selby landed his maiden title after fighting back from 10-5 down to beat the defending champions O'Sullivan

Mark Selby celebrates taking the world title from Ronnie O’Sullivan
Mark Selby at the table during the final of the Snooker World Championship against Ronnie O'Sullivan
Ronnie O’Sullivan opened up a five-frame lead

Snooker World Championship final: Mark Selby remains in contention with Ronnie O'Sullivan

The Rocket leads 10-7 after at the midway point

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Maestro in a very different field is cheering on his close friend's bid for sixth world title in Sheffield
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Snooker World Championships: Ronnie O'Sullivan prepares to defend his title as he rockets into final with a 17-7 victory over Barry Hawkins

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Neil Robertson on his way to victory over Judd Trump at the Crucible on Wednesday

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