John Higgins, Mark Williams through to World Championship semi-final
John Higgins and Mark Williams have qualified for the World Snooker Championship semi-final after victories over Judd Trump and Ali Carter respectively.
Higgins match against Trump went right to the wire, with the four-time champion eventually triumphing 13-12.
The Scotsman started the day 5-3 down and Trump appeared to gain control of the match when he stretched the lead to 7-3.
Higgins then won five in a row to gain an 8-7 lead but three in a row from Trump followed.
The pair shared the next two frames to put Trump 11-9 ahead but Higgins took the next three, including a break of 134.
Trump took the match to a decider but Higgins held his nerve to claim the victory.
Williams needed a less dramatic 13-8 win to despatch Carter.
With the score level at 4-4 overnight, the Welshman edged the afternoon session to take a 9-7 lead into the evening.
Williams dominated the evening session 4-1, scoring two breaks of 113 in the process and recording four tons.
“It’s going to be special and I will enjoy it more than any other semi-final I have been in,” Williams told BBC Sport.
“The tour is getting stronger, the standard is going up, I am getting older and I don’t know how many more semi-final I will get it.
“I am playing of the best stuff I have played for years. I am playing with a lot of confidence and feel relaxed.”
The best-of-33 semi-finals will take place over the course of Thursday, Friday and Saturday.