Bonney aiming for famous double

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EMMA BONNEY has her sights set on being a double world champion.

Not since 2003 has anyone walked away with world titles in both ladies’ snooker and billiards.

But Cosham talent Bonney is aiming to change that.

The current world snooker number two talent stormed back to title-winning form earlier this year when she lifted the 2012 southern women’s snooker classic crown at Fareham.

The World Ladies Billiards & Snooker Association’s World Championships take place at the Cambridge Snooker Centre, starting on Friday.

And 35-year-old Bonney will be up against the likes of reigning champion Reanne Evans and world number one Maria Catalano in the snooker event.

Evans is going for an eighth-successive world crown but has dropped to third in the rankings after a nightmare season.

Hong Kong quartet Jaiqe Ip Wan, Yu Ching Ching, Ng On Yee and So Man Yan could also be contenders.

But Bonney had the edge over Wan in the final of the Southern Classic at Fareham.

Once the snooker is completed, attentions will turn to the billiards, with the final on April 25.

And Bonney, the reigning world champion, will hope to retain her crown and complete a dramatic double.