• Ronnie O'Sullivan celebrates his World Championship victory with the trophy.
  • Ronnie O'Sullivan returned to the Crucible in a bid to retain his World Championship title
  • The defending champion had few problems in beating Marcus Campbell 10-4
  • Ricky Walden beat Michael Holt to breeze into round two
  • Mark Williams was the first big name to be knocked out, falling to Michael White
  • Barry Hawkins went through after crushing Jack Lisowski 10-3
  • Shaun Murphy eyed up the angles during his triumph over Martin Gould
  • Mark Davis sprang a huge surprise by knocking out John Higgins
  • The Scotsman was understandably dejected
  • Mark King edged a close encounter with Mark Allen
  • Ali Carter set up a second-round meeting with O'Sullivan after beating Ben Woollaston
  • Dechawat Poomjaeng became a crowd favourite in his triumph over Stephen Maguire
  • Marco Fu saw off Matthew Stevens
  • World number one Mark Selby had few problems winning his opener
  • Robert Milkins pulled off a major shock by putting out Neil Robertson
  • Stuart Bingham wasted little time in powering past Sam Baird
  • Dechawat Poomjaeng said farewell to his new fans at the Crucible
  • Shaun Murphy was relieved to get past Graeme Dott in the second round.
  • But for Dott defeat was pure agony.
  • Judd Trump kept focus to defeat Marco Fu.
  • Ronnie O'Sullivan needed to keep going against Ali Carter...
  • ...and that's what he did, winning 13-8
  • Earlier, Ding Junhui had taken care of Mark King
  • Stuart Bingham made the last eight for the first time
  • Bary Hawkins was the first man into the last four as he beat Ding Junhui in impressive style.
  • Ronnie O'Sullivan progressed with a simple win.
  • Judd Trump beat Shaun Murphy in a classic.
  • Ricky Walden was the final man to reach the last four.
  • It was hard going at times for Ronnie O'Sullivan in his semi-final with Judd Trump.
  • But the Rocket prevailed to win 17-11 and reach the final for the second successive year.
  • O'Sullivan was pretty pleased with that.
  • The pressure grew on Ricky Walden in the other semi-final as Barry Hawkins whittled his lead away.
  • And it was Hawkins who battled through 17-14 to set up a meeting with O'Sullivan.
  • The stage was set for Sunday's opening session of the final between Hawkins and O'Sullivan
  • It was the Rocket who set the pace during Sunday to take the advantage.
  • He continued to lead the way on Monday despite Hawkins putting up plenty of fight.
  • The title was Ronnie's again with an 18-12 victory and he celebrated with the trophy and his son.

World Championship

Ronnie O'Sullivan celebrates his World Championship victory with the trophy.