REBECCA Kenna hopes practice makes perfect as she strives for a snooker ranking tournament victory in 2020.

The Keighley-based world number four has been putting the hours in on the practice table as she looks to build on a successful 2019.

Her ranking event year closed with a 3-0 first-round (last 16) defeat to Thailand's Ploychompoo Laokiatphong at the Eden Women's Masters in November. The tournament, held in Coulsdon, Croydon, South London, was eventually won by world number one player Reanne Evans.

This followed a positive period of form which saw Kenna retain the Yorkshire Ladies Snooker Championship title in Leeds in November.

She enjoyed success in Hong Kong the previous week, battling her way through the top 16 players in the women's game to pick up the trophy.

Her attention is now fully focused on success at the Belgium Women's Open, a ranking event which runs in Bruges between January 31 and February 2.

Other women's ranking events Kenna hopes to make an impact in are the Women's 10-Red and Six-Red in Leeds on April 4 and 5 and the the Women's World Championship in Bangkok, Thailand, between June 22 and 27.

She says she looks back fondly at her form during 2019 and believes she can have even more success on the world's stage in the coming months.

Kenna said: "Overall, it's been a good year.

"For me, it was great to be involved at the Crucible. If we can get more table time next year that would be fantastic.

"My target for 2020 is still to win a ranking tournament. I will be trying to compete as much as I can. There are only six ranking events in a year, so there are not too many opportunities.

"The next one is at the end of January in Belgium.

"They will be doing the world championships in Thailand in June. I was really busy in the run-up to Christmas. I have been practising as much as I can. To compete with the best, I have to put as much practice in as I can.

"I don't see practising as a chore, as I see it as my downtime anyway. I still thoroughly enjoy practising.

"I'm hitting more centuries in games. My break building is better. I'm killing off more frames in one visit."

Kenna, 30, says she hopes to continue playing in the sport for at least another 20 years.

She added: "You see in snooker, the more experienced players are, the more relaxed they are. You can play in your 40s and 50s and players are not worried as much then.

"I've still got at least 20 years left in me."

Kenna also claimed the inaugural Hong Kong Women's Masters title, seeing her battle among the 15 other best women's players in the sport. She defeated China's Bai Yulu 4-1 in the showpiece.

Just a few weeks into the new season, she hopes this victory, in the invitational event, will be a launchpad for further success.

She kicked off her new season by realising her dream of playing at the sport's spiritual home in Sheffield.

She was one of four females to play in the inaugural Women's Tour Championship, which saw the top four of the women's game clash as women's snooker returned to the venue for the first time in 16 years.

At the tournament, played as two-frame matches, saw Kenna lose 2-0 to Hong Kong star Ng On Yee in their semi-final.

After On Yee took a scrappy opener, the match was highlighted by a stunning clearance of 47 by the three-time former world champion to seal victory.