Anthony McGill and Ronnie O’Sullivan gain leads in World Championship semi-finals

Anthony McGill and Ronnie O’Sullivan enjoyed strong starts in their World Championship semi-finals at the Crucible.

Scotland’s McGill, who had to qualify to reach the final stages of this year’s World Championship, did not look out of place in the one-table setup as he dominated his way to a 6-2 lead against Kyren Wilson.

And O’Sullivan had the better of the evening session against Mark Selby in the hugely anticipated second semi-final – a repeat of the famous 2014 grand final which saw Selby lift his first world title by coming back from behind to defeat the five-times world champion.

Anthony McGill and Ronnie O’Sullivan. Picture by Monique Limbos

The semi-finals continue from 10am today (Thursday) with McGill and Wilson playing their second and third sessions in the morning and evening respectively while O’Sullivan and Selby will play out their second session in the afternoon.

Each semi-final will play to a conclusion on Friday before the final takes place over the weekend with the winner netting the jackpot prize of £500,000.

What have you made of the semi-finals so far?



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