Ouschan Over Webb

TULSA, OK - USA's Monica Webb stayed two games ahead of the #1 ranked player in the world, Jasmin Ouschan, through much of the last ESPN-taped quarter final of the day. Quickly pulling to a 4-2 lead, then again at 5-3, a hung three ball by Webb put Jasmin back at the table to pull back to 5-4, followed by a break and run to tie the match 5-5.
In the next rack, Jasmin scratched on the four ball, putting Monica back at the table, but missed position with ball in hand gave Jasmin a reprieve and she pulled ahead 6-5 in the race to seven. After a bit of back and forth between the two players in the next game, Monica missed, leaving a Jasmin a clear shot on the three ball. Jasmin ran to the eight ball and to the shock of the crowd, hung it up in the corner.  

At 6-6, it was Monica's break. After a brilliant safety on the two ball by Webb, Jasmin missed a difficult kick, giving Monica ball in hand on a 2-9 combination. The 9 bobbled in the pocket but did not fall, leaving Jasmin an easy 2-9 for the match win. Jasmin, visibly disappointed for her opponent's bad luck, took the shot for the win even as Monica conceded the match.
Jasmin meets defending champion Ga Young Kim in tomorrow's second semi final at 3 pm tomorrow.
Ongoing score updates (refresh for updates) will be available throughout tomorrow's semi and final matches, scheduled for 1, 3 and 5 pm. Visit wpba.com/2011usopen.pdf