Snooker: Hendry sinks O'Sullivan

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Stephen Hendry raced to a 9-6 victory over Ronnie O'Sullivan in a record-breaking British Open final in Brighton last night.

At one point there were five successive centuries - a record for a major final - and then Hendry played superbly to win six of the last seven frames to secure the 35th ranking title of his career.

The Scot, who has now won this title four times, made a 135 total clearance to square the match at 2-2, before O'Sullivan had runs of 106 and 100 to lead 4-2. Hendry hit back with a 121 before O'Sullivan secured a two-frame first-session advantage with a closing 109.