Williams 15/8 for Third World Title
SHEFFIELD, England, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Mark Williams remains favourite with the sponsors for the Betfred.com World Snooker Championship, now 15/8 after sustaining his two-frame semi-final lead over John Higgins at 9-7. The Welshman has been cut to 8/15 to reach the final at the expense of the Scot, who has drifted to the 10/3 outsider of the four remaining players to land a fourth Crucible title and 11/8 to avenge his two previous semi-final defeats by Williams.
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