2017 World Snooker Championship (Day 12) - Higgins & Selby land in semis

16:09:00 Ramona Dragomir 0 Comments

The day isn't even over but we already have two semi-finalists in the person of Mark Selby and John Higgins. Both players secured their semis spot, Selby going that extra mile and succeeding with a session to spare.

John Higgins closed the deal on young Kyren Wilson with a 13-6 final result, after the pair ended their first session on 5-3 and the second on 11-5.

A break of 61 was opening the road for Higgins when the last session started and although Wilson won the next frame, the Scotsman was sure to use a 59 to clinch the victory.

"The Wizard of Wishaw" now awaits the winner of the match Barry Hawkins v Stephen Maguire to know his next opponent.

Mark Selby has also secured himself a place in the semis after a clear victory of 13-3 obtained in front of Marco Fu.

The current world number one and reigning world champion dominated the match from the very start ending the first session at 6-2 up after flying at 5-0.

In the second session, which soon proved to be the last, "The Jester" took no less than five frames in a row, thanks to solid contributions of 78, 52, 132 and 139 to go 11-2 up.

The Hong Kong cue-man hit a 56 to pull back a frame, but Selby was ruthless as he scored an out-of-this-world 143 (the highest break of the tournament, so far) and a 65 to close the match.

More cue action to follow today, so stay tuned!

Photos credit: World Snooker