World snooker champion Stephen Hendry retires

  • Seven-time world snooker champion Stephen Hendry has announced his retirement following a 13-2 defeat by Stephen Maguire.

    Hendry announced his decision after he was beaten in a one-sided World Championship quarterfinal.

    He added he had made the decision three months ago.

    Hendry turned professional at the age of 16 in 1985. He won his world title in 1990, beating Jimmy White to launch a period of dominance that kept him at the top of the rankings until 1998.