Robertson bows out of snooker worlds

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Former champion Neil Robertson has bowed out of the World Snooker Championship with opponent Kyren Wilson storming through to the semi-finals with a 13-8 win.

The pair's quarter-final was finely poised at 8-8 overnight, but Wilson took five straight frames at the start of their final session to set up a last-four clash with either Judd Trump or Shaun Murphy.

A total clearance of 133 gave Wilson the opening frame and runs of 59 and 62 extended his lead before last year's beaten finalist won a scrappy 20th frame to lead 12-8.

That left the Australian needing to win all five remaining frames but Wilson calmly made a break of 84 after the mid-session interval to seal a comprehensive win.

Mark Selby also advanced to the semi-finals by thrashing fellow three-time champion Mark Williams with a session to spare.

Resuming with a 6-2 lead, Selby reeled off four frames in a row with the aid of breaks of 96, 58 and 66 before Williams stopped the rot with a run of 79.

However, the Welshman looked resigned to his fate and, despite successfully producing a bizarre four-cushion break-off shot, Selby claimed the three frames he needed to complete a 13-3 victory.