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Ronnie O'Sullivan has won his sixth World Championship as he dominated on Sunday to thrash Kyren Wilson 18-8 at the Crucible.

O'Sullivan won eight frames in a row to clinch the crown and is now just one behind Stephen Hendry's record of seven titles.

O'Sullivan went into Sunday with a three-frame advantage at 10-7 though dropped just one leg in the first session as he dominated on Sunday afternoon.

And the Rocket needed just one frame in the evening session as he won his first world title since 2013, beating maiden-finalist Wilson.

O'Sullivan said: "Believe it or not I don’t even have a practice facility believe it or not so a friend installed a couple of tables for me to come here feeling comfortable with my tools.

"I had half a chance but didn’t expect to win it."

Congratulations Ronnie!

Ronnie O'Sullivan has lifted the trophy and gone on a lap of honour around the Crucible showing off his title.

Kyren Wilson was very impressive in his post-match interview and his time will surely come again. But for tonight it's all about Ronnie.

Thank you for staying with us, and we will do it all again next year!

Prize money

Ronnie O’Sullivan has pocketed a cool £500,000 for winning this year’s world championship.

Kyren Wilson will have £200,000 to help cushion the blow of losing his maiden final.

O'Sullivan 18-8 Wilson

RONNIE O'SULLIVAN IS WORLD CHAMPION FOR THE SIXTH TIME!

It takes the Rocket just one frame to seal his first world title since 2013 as he knocks in a long red and wraps up the match with a stunning 96.

It's been a superb day for Ronnie - he's won eight frames in a row - and he is now level with Steve Davis and Ray Reardon when it comes to world titles.

Welcome back!

Ronnie O'Sullivan and Kyren Wilson are back out at the Crucible and the final session of this year's World Snooker Championships is underway.

It may end up being a short one but we will have all the action as it happens.

Ronnie's future

Some odds from Betfair ahead of tonight's final session...

Ronnie O'Sullivan to equal Stephen Hendry's total of seven World Championships: 8/11

Ronnie O'Sullivan to beat Stephen Hendry's total of seven World Championships: 3/1

Ronnie O'Sullivan to win next year's World Championships: 9/2

Ronnie O'Sullivan to announce his retirement in tonights post match BBC Interview or post-match press conference: 9/2

Ronnie O'Sullivan to announce his retirement before next year's World Championships: 5/2

Back later

We will return later this evening to see just how long it takes Ronnie to wrap up his sixth world title.

The players will return to the Crucible at around 7.30pm.

Will Kyren Wilson be able to mount the comeback of all comebacks? Or will it be done and dusted in minutes?

Join us later to find out.

O'Sullivan 17-8 Wilson

That’s seven frames in a row for Ronnie O’Sullivan and the Rocket will need just one more this evening to lift his sixth world title.

Wilson got the first frame of this afternoon session, but since then it’s been all Ronnie and he’s on the verge of the world crown.

O'Sullivan 16-8 Wilson

This is really, really tough on Wilson.

He’s missed a key shot near the start of his break and Ronnie is just clinical.

Only one frame left in this session.

O'Sullivan 15-8 Wilson

It is so, so comfortable for Ronnie.

Wilson is not playing anywhere close to the level he can do and Ronnie is mopping up as a result.

At this rate, we’re only going to have one frame this evening.

O'Sullivan 14-8 Wilson

John Parrott is not happy with Wilson for an awful positional shot after potting the yellow.

He left himself needing to use the rest for a simple shot, which he subsequently missed and allowed Ronnie to come through and take the frame.

Wilson’s positional play is letting him down according to the legends.

Players return to the tables

That’s the end of the interval, both men are back out into the auditorium.

Interesting that neither player went to the practice tables during the interval.

O'Sullivan 13-8 Wilson

This is exactly why they call him Rocket Ronnie.

A score of 88 is enough and now O’Sullivan has taken three of the four frames so far today.

Time for the interval. What on earth do you say to Kyren Wilson if you’re in his dressing room with him?

O'Sullivan 12-8 Wilson

A break of 48 from Ronnie - which looked like it could have been a 147 at one point - is followed up by 33 from Wilson.

But he puts himself out of contention by failing to sink one of his reds, allowing Ronnie to return to the table and take the frame.

Ronnie now needs six more for the title.

O'Sullivan 11-8 Wilson

He won’t like to admit it, but it was a fluke at the start of the frame which set Ronnie on his way, with a safety shot on a red inadvertently bouncing in off the blue ball from the middle of the table. It set him up perfectly on the black and ended up taking a 54-point lead.

He couldn’t get it quite done on that break, but the lead provided enough of a cushion.

O'Sullivan 10-8 Wilson

The perfect start for Wilson, which will relax him greatly.

Always in control and looking very focused. Was never in doubt that he would take that frame.

Out come the players

Once again, a big reception from the crowd at the Crucible for the players.

Here we go!

First frame of the day is underway...

T-minus 30 mins until action

Just under 30 minutes to wait until they are back out in the auditorium.

It would be interesting to get a peep into the dressing rooms. Will it be nerves or excitement for Wilson? Does Ronnie even feel emotions?

Whatever happens, this should be a thrilling afternoon and evening of entertainment.

Good morning!

Hello there snooker fans!

It’s the biggest day of the year, as we will be crowning the world champion by the end of play this evening.

Ronnie O’Sullivan has a three-frame lead heading into the action tonight, meaning he is more than halfway to his sixth crown.

But Kyren Wilson certainly has some fight in him and has refused to let Ronnie get too far ahead.

It’s 10-7, but the first frame in Wilson’s direction could see the tide turn.

The action restarts at 1:30pm. Make sure you come back for frame-by-frame updates right here.

Back tomorrow

That’s us for tonight. What a day of snooker it has been.

Return here tomorrow for the afternoon session, which you feel like Wilson will need to get the better of if he is to have any chance.

O’Sullivan will be grateful for securing that final frame of the day. 10-7 looks much better for the Rocket than 9-8.

O'Sullivan 10-7 Wilson

A to and fro frame sees Ronnie take the final one of the session to finish the day with a three-frame advantage.

You feel Wilson may have taken that when 8-2 down, but he’ll know he could have only been just one frame behind.

It’s set us up for a tantalising day tomorrow as the 2020 World Snooker Championship comes to a close.

O'Sullivan 9-7 Wilson

Kyren Wilson closes the gap back to two. He’s looking much better when at the table than he did this afternoon.

He knocks in his first century of the final and we head into the final frame of the day.

O'Sullivan 9-6 Wilson

O’Sullivan gets his chance at the table but runs out of position when 29-0 ahead but Wilson can only make 16 in return.

Wilson then gets unfortunate as he looks to split the pack, potting a red having knocked in the blue.

It leaves O’Sullivan in a perfect position and the Rocket clears up for his first frame for a while.

O'Sullivan 8-6 Wilson

It’s another for Kyren Wilson as he keeps the momentum and cuts the gap to two.

It’s taken the first-time finalist a couple of visits to secure these frames but O’Sullivan has not been anywhere near his best for this final, so far.

It took Wilson time to settle down but he certainly has now.

O'Sullivan 8-5 Wilson

It’s three in a row for Wilson as O’Sullivan again can’t find the snookers he needs.

Much stronger stuff from Wilson this evening than we saw this afternoon and we may now have a game on our hands.

Gap is down to three frames.

Back underway

Five more frames to go this evening as the players return.

O'Sullivan 8-4 Wilson

It takes him a couple of visits, and helped by a miss or two from O’Sullivan, but Wilson has two in a row, despite the Rocket’s attempts to get the snookers he needed.

He has looked much better this evening and goes into the mid-session interval a bit more positive than he would have been half-hour or so ago.

He will want to close the gap in the second half of the session though.

O'Sullivan 8-3 Wilson

Much better from Kyren Wilson.

Gives himself an opportunity by sinking a long red and goes on to make his highest break of the final with 92.

Could that be the spark he needed?

O'Sullivan 8-2 Wilson

Scrappy frame, with both players making errors early.

Though it’s O’Sullivan who gets another frame with Wilson left with plenty to ponder.

It’s turning into a rout already.

O'Sullivan 7-2 Wilson

Decent start from Wilson, who is slightly unfortunate as he looks to split the pack of reds open.

That allows O’Sullivan the chance to get back into the frame and the Rocket doesn’t miss out.

It’s now a five-frame lead and Wilson will surely be worried.

We’re back

The players are back out at the Crucible and the second session of this final is underway.

Both players will want an improvement from this afternoon though you feel it may be a bigger session for first-time finalist Kyren Wilson.

Stay with us for frame by frame updates as Ronnie O’Sullivan looks to extend his lead that he worked so hard for earlier today.