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Last Updated: Monday, 5 May, 2003, 20:43 GMT 21:43 UK
Williams takes Crucible crown
Mark Williams and Ken Doherty before the start of the final
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Mark Williams and Ken Doherty smile for the cameras with the coveted Embassy trophy as the match gets ready to start
Mark Williams leans over the table to hit a red+
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Welshman Williams gets off to another brilliant start as some patient break-building sees him stretch into a healthy lead
Ken Doherty sits back in his chair
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Doherty slumps back into his chair as a series of costly misses allows Williams to streak into a 10-2 lead
Mark Williams and Ken Doherty stand over the table as the match referee looks on
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Doherty forces himself back into contention and starts to eat away at Williams' advantage
Doherty uses a rest to reach across the table
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Doherty hits two magnificent century breaks as he dominates the table to the delight of the sell-out Crucible crowd
Ken Doherty scratches his head
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Doherty draws level as the players head into the final session, but he cannot quite edge in front
Mark Williams holds his head in disbelief after a draining victory
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Williams can barely believe it as he finally shakes off Doherty's challenge to clinch an 18-16 win
Ken Doherty sits and watches as Williams wraps up victory
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Doherty is left to reflect on what might have been after a crushing defeat
A delighted Williams shares the limelight with his proud girlfriend Joanne
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At last Williams is able to relax and enjoy the moment with girlfriend Joanne




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