Austrian superstar leaves no chance for challenger
Portoroz, Slovenia: Multiple European Champion Jasmin Ouschan (AUT) left no chance for Zrinka Antonijevic (CRO) and hammered her with 6:0.
One missed shot and one bad safety shot were enough for Ouschan to take a 4:0 lead over Antonijevic. That was all that could be seen from the Croatian in the first four racks of the match. She missed in the first rack, Ouschan ran two, she played a bad safety shot in the third rack and Ouschan ran another two. So when Antonijevic went to the table to take her third break shot, she was 0:4 down, having made only 2 mistakes so far. Frustrating, but that’s what you get when you make mistakes against a player like Ouschan on a European Championship level. In the fifth rack, Antonijevic missed another shot and Ouschan ran out again, getting on the hill with 5:0. The final rack provided some more action since both players got engaged in a safety exchange, but again Ouschan had the better end on her side. 6:0 was the just result in the end for Ouschan. When asked whether she still suffers from last night’s defeat in the semi-final of the 10-ball, she replied: “I have won almost everything so far so it is hard to set new goals. Of course I want to win every time I play but yesterday, Marika played better than me and deserved the win. Now I look into the future and do my best to collect some more medals.”
Other notable results in the men’s division include Dominic Jentsch (GER) defeating Fabio Petroni (ITA) by a whisker with 8:7. At 7:7, Petroni was at the table and had all the chances in the world to finish the match in his favor. But he ran out of position for the 8-ball and had to play a jump-shot in order to try and pocket the 8-ball. He failed, and Jentsch could run the rack and claim the victory. Another notable result is the 8:3 victory of Stephan Cohen (FRA) over Andreas Roschkowsky (GER).
In the wheelchair division, Henrik Larsson (SWE) handed a 5:0 doughnut to Craig Welsh (GBR).
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