World Snooker Championships update

John Higgins maintained his overnight lead against Kyren Wilson in the morning session of the first semi-final today at the Crucible.

The four-time world champion lead 5-3 overnight and goes into the evening session leading 9 frames to 7.

Wilson did have opportunities against Higgins, but failed to capitalise – including missing the black in the session’s final frame. This would’ve squared the match at 8-8, they are due to resume tonight at 7pm.

In the other semi-final, despite having a two-frame advantage overnight, Barry Hawkins has let Mark Williams back into contention after the Welshman won the first two frames of the afternoon session.

However Hawkins won the third frame and currently leads the two-time world champion 6-5.

Both semi-finals are due to finish tomorrow, with the World Championship final starting on Sunday in Sheffield.