KEIGHLEY potter Rebecca Kenna bowed out of this year's World Snooker Championship at the first hurdle yesterday.

She has been handed a two-year professional shot on the World Snooker Tour from the start of 2022/23 but on this occasion she needed a wildcard to enter.

And having seen the top three women in the world already knocked out, Reanne Evans, Ng On Yee and Nutcharut Wongharuthai, Kenna was looking to become the only female to make it into the second qualifying round.

But she was well-beaten, 6-1 by Gerald Greene.

She went 4-0 down, losing 69-28, 71-28, 65-14 and 63-12, but she hit back in the fifth frame, edging out Greene 59-52.

But he hit back with a break of 56 in frame six, to take it 79-48, and he wrapped up proceedings by winning 74-23 in the final frame.