This is probably going to sound sexist towards my own gender, if that's possible, but I'd like to see her do well purely because she is a woman. Not for her own benefit, but if she suceeds it may inspire other women to get onto the main tour. That can only improve the woman's game. On saying that, I don't think we need to be reminded that she is female every two minutes. It kind of gets boring every time Michaela Tabb referees a final she hasn't done before. Because, despite good intentions of encouraging other women, it's made such a big deal of it almost suggests it's a novelty. "Look what a woman can do." (Though don't get me wrong, I wouldn't get bored of watching her.) Esentially we should reach a point whereby people are judged on merit, not gender. I hope Reanne doesn't let this become a distraction.
Personally, I don't see the need for gender segregation in the sport anyway. Snooker isn't a game that requires strength or anything else that would put females at a disadvantage. It's a game of skill, so therefore no reason why a woman wouldn't be as skilfull as a man. (Providing they've had the same opportunities to practice and improve their games etc.) I guess having a seperate Women's World Championship may encourage more women to compete, but if you're not continually playing the best (whether they are male or female) you won't improve.