Evans trails to dampen historic Crucible hopes

Reanne Evans

Reanne Evans’ bid to become the first woman to reach the World Championship main draw took a blow as she trailed Wales’ Lee Walker 6-1 in qualifying.

The Englishwoman – two wins from making history – resumes play at 14:30 BST on Monday in the best of 19 frames match.

Evans, 11-time women’s world champion, beat Robin Hull 10-8 in the first round, having accepted an invitation for the qualifying event in Sheffield.