Sporting Digest: Snooker

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The Independent Online
STEPHEN HENDRY ended an 11-month spell without a ranking tournament victory by overcoming Steve Davis 10-6 in the final of the Sky Sports International Open in Plymouth. The Scot, who begins the defence of his world title in Sheffield on Saturday, boosted his confidence with a devastating performance after the interval, rattling off six of the next seven frames.

SKY SPORTS INTERNATIONAL OPEN (Plymouth) Semi-finals: S Hendry (Sco) bt D Harold (Eng)

6-0; S Davis (Eng) bt K Doherty (Irl) 6-4. Final: Hendry bt Davis 10-6.