About the Author
STEPHEN HENDRY was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1969 and in 1984, at the tender age of 15, Hendry became the youngest Scottish amateur snooker champion in history. He turned professional the following year, and when he won the Grand Prix in 1987, he became the youngest player to win a tournament. At the end of the 1989-90 season, Hendry, at 21 years 106 days, topped Jimmy White 18-12 to become the youngest world champion ever. He claimed the number one ranking in 1990 and held it until White defeated him at the world championship in 1998. From March 1990 to January 1991, Hendry won 5 straight titles and 36 consecutive matches to post the longest unbeaten string in the sport's history. Hendry was setting records, winning a record seven titles during his career and dominating the game throughout the 1990s. In 2012 he retired suddenly following his loss in the quarterfinals of the snooker world championship and has since cemented his career as a snooker pundit as well as a legend in the sport.