In a gripping final, Oliwia Czuprynska (POL) won over Anastasia Nechaeva (RUS) with 9:7.
Things looked very promising for Czuprynska in the beginning of the match. She managed to gain a comfortable 4:0 lead over Nechaeva. But then the 18-year old girl from Yekaterinburg struck back. She turned the match and won the next 6 racks, taking a 6:4 lead over Czuprynska. It looked like the pressure was too much for Czuprynska. But far from it! Oliwia Czuprynska suddenly continued her focussed performance from the early stage of the match and in turn put pressure in Nechaeva, taking an 8:6 lead over her Russian opponent. Nechaeva was able to gain one more rack to make the score 8:7 in favour of Czuprynska. In the 16th rack which was a very tough runout, Oliwia Czuprynska eliminated all hopes from her opponent, winning the first World Champion title for her country in pool billiard’s history.
“I am so proud, I cannot find the right words to express my feelings”, said Czuprynska after the final. “The last rack was so tough that I’m still shaking”. “I think it will take some time to realize what I have achieved today” stated Czuprynska.