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Stunning final break wins Williams' third world title, who holds naked press conference afterwards

"I had a glass of milk and an early bed last time. Not tonight!"
"I had a glass of milk and an early bed last time. Not tonight!"
By Robert Hackwill
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The Welsh 2018 snooker world champion made a bet with the press before the tournament that if he won, he would speak to them in the buff. He kept his word, but also kept his modesty with a towel, at promoter Barry Hearn's insistence.


Wales' Mark Williams has won his third world snooker world championship after a gripping final with England's John Higgins, one of the great finals, and Williams' first in 15 years.

At the start of the century he was the man to beat with 2001 and 2003 wins, but since nothing of note. So doubtful was he of his chances going into the tournament that he told reporters he'd do his press conference naked if he won. Never let it be said a Welshman is not true to his word.

"I got a little bit emotional towards the end as well. Deservedly so really, It's a big occasion for me. I didn't think any of these days, I thought they had all passed to be honest," said Williams to a packed and laughing press gallery.

The popular Williams, 43, is the oldest winner of the sport's biggest prize since the legendary Ray Reardon in 1978.

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