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Reanne Evans is two wins away from becoming the first female competitor in the World Championship after a 10-8 upset victory over Robin Hull in qualifying.

Evans, the number one ladies player in the world, fell 5-1 behind to Hull, the number 57 player in the world, but launched a stunning comeback at Pond’s Forge in Sheffield.

Evans will now face either two-time world finalist Matthew Stevens or Lee Walker in the next round.

The 31-year-old has won the Ladies’ World Championship a record 11 times, but lost last year’s final to Ng On Yee of Hong Kong.