World Championship 2019: Judd Trump opens up 7-1 lead over Stephen Maguire


World number seven Judd Trump has seen number one Ronnie O’Sullivan and number two Mark Selby knocked out from his half of the draw
Betfred World Snooker Championship
Venue: Crucible Theatre, Sheffield Dates: 20 April-6 May
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Judd Trump made three centuries to take a 7-1 lead over Stephen Maguire in the World Championship quarter-finals.

Trump won the last six frames in his second-round win over Ding Junhui and took the first six against Maguire.

The Englishman made breaks of 131, 67, 106, 78 and 101 against the Scot to build a huge lead going into Wednesday’s sessions.

Four-time champion John Higgins and 2010 winner Neil Robertson are all-square at 4-4 after the first session.

Australia’s Robertson went 3-1 and 4-2 ahead, but Scot Higgins made a break of 73 to level up the contest. They resume on Wednesday at 10:00 BST.

Ali Carter continues to trail Gary Wilson 9-7 after the second session of their quarter-final.

Two-time finalist Carter, runner-up to Ronnie O’Sullivan in 2008 and 2012, surged into a 3-0 lead but Wilson responded by taking five in a row in the opening session.

Former taxi driver Wilson added to his earlier century with another 134 break as well as a run of 51.

‘Monster fluke’ – One frame, two crazy shots as Kyren Wilson & David Gilbert trade lucky pots

David Gilbert took control against Kyren Wilson by opening up a 10-6 lead after the second session.

The pair tied at 4-4 after the first, but Gilbert – a former potato farmer – made breaks of 78, 102, 72 and 60 for a four-frame cushion heading into Wednesday’s final session.

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