Billiard is considered a men's sport, but this thought is totally wrong. If we look for the best players in the world we can find great female talents capable of dealing with the most expert male players.
We bring you some of the most outstanding female players worldwide.
1. Jeanette Lee
Jeanette Lee is a professional American pool player. His friends named her "The Black Widow" because of the way she transformed when she was playing pool. She went from being sweet and calm to mercilessly pissing off his opponents. She started playing in 1989 and became number 1 in the world ranking of pool players during the 90's. It should be noted that she was awarded the "Women's Professional Billiard Association" (WPBA) as outstanding sportwomen of 1998.
2. Jennifer Barretta
Jennifer Barretta comes from a very competitive family, from the first day she grabbed her first cue, she already knew she was going to go far in the pool. She is one of the most recognized players and is one of the 10 best 9 ball players from around the world. With much effort and training he managed to become "player of the year" in the Chesapeake Area Tour, which assured him of his position in all his professional events from 2003 onwards.
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3. Pan Xiaoting
Pan Xiaoting is the first professional Chinese player to play full time on the WPBA women's tour. Winner of the 2007 WPA was proclaimed in Taoyuan, Taiwan. Pan shares friendship and rivalry with another great Asian player such as Kim Ga-young. She is currently one of the most recognized players both inside and outside Asia and has a large number of followers every time she plays.
4. Allison Fisher
Allison Fisher was born on February 24, 1968 in England. Professional pool and snooker player. He grew up in Peacehaven, Sussex and began playing at the young age of 7, winning her first title with only 17 years. Today, she has won more than 80 national titles and 11 world titles in total. Without a doubt, a veteran on our list.
5. Shanelle Loraine
Shanelle Loraine started playing Pool in 2000, being part of the official team of the University of Central Florida for 4 years. She trained in Orlando with world ranking player Charlie Williams and Senior Tour Pro Wayne Catledge. Her training in the 3-cushion modality with the well-known world champion Semith Sayginer (Turkey) should be noted.
These are some of the most outstanding female pool players. We know that there are many more outstanding female players in this sport, so be aware of upcoming post for our second list of Top Billiard Players.
Do you know any other great female billiards players? Do you have any favorites? Tell us below in the comments! :)
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