World Indoor Bowls: Ellen Falkner claims women's singles title
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|World Indoor Bowls Championships|
|Venue: Potters Resort, Norfolk Dates: 8-24 January|
|Coverage: BBC Two and Red Button, BBC Sport website|
Ellen Falkner has become World Indoor Bowls women's singles champion for the first time in 10 years.
The 36-year-old Englishwoman defeated compatriot and 2013 winner Rebecca Field 10-9 8-7 in a tight contest at Potters Resort in Norfolk.
Falkner, winner in 2005 and 2006, told BBC Sport: "Rebecca played incredibly well and put me under a lot of pressure.
"It was the conversion bowls that were the difference."
She added: "There's a lot of pressure and expectation and I'm just glad that we both performed well in the final."
Field said: "I was pleased overall. I thought I put Ellen under a lot of pressure, but she was brilliant."