Stephen Hendry was left waiting for his first win of the 2022/23 season as he lost 4-1 to Zhang Anda in the qualifying round for the Cazoo British Open.
China’s Zhang goes through to the final stages in Milton Keynes next month, running from September 26 to October 2 – for ticket details click here.
Hendry beat Zhang 10-9 in the first round of the World Championship in their only previous meeting back in 2010, but this time the legendary Scot finished second best.
Breaks of 49 and 59 helped give Zhang a 2-0 lead. Hendry pulled one back with runs of 54 and 43 in frame three, but he didn’t score another point as Zhang rolled in breaks of 78 and 75 to book his place in the random draw for the last 64.
Chen Zifan scored a 4-2 success over Women’s World Champion Mink Nutcharut.
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