Snooker: Higgins revels in UK title reward
Tuesday 14 December 2010
John Higgins is hoping the "hardest six months of his life" are behind him after winning his third 12bet.com UK Championship title.
Higgins trailed 9-5 to Mark Williams but recovered to win 10-9 in the final in Telford on Sunday night. It was his first major tournament triumph since serving a six-month ban for bringing the game into disrepute after admitting breaching rules around betting.
He said: "It means everything just to be back playing and competing, and now winning the UK Championship means a great deal. It has been the hardest six months I'll probably have to go through in my life but hopefully I've put it behind me now. It is a learning curve and it has made me more determined."
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