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Selby leads Ding 10-7 at snooker worlds final

(Xinhua) Updated: 2016-05-02 08:05 Comments

Selby leads Ding 10-7 at snooker worlds final

Ding Junhui of China reacts during the first session of final with Mark Selby of England at the World Snooker Championship 2016 at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England, on May 1, 2016. China's Ding Junhui faces Mark Selby in the World Championship final when he bids to become the first Asian player to win snooker's most prestigious title.[Photo/Xinhua]

SHEFFIELD, England - China's Ding Junhui fought back from 6-0 down to trail world number one Mark Selby 10-7 after the first day's competition in the finals of the snooker world championship here on Sunday.

Selby, the 2014 champion, took a commanding lead but Ding managed to win the last two frames in the first session to make it 6-2.

Selby then won the opening frame of the second session with a break of 34 after Ding had missed a red to a center pocket.

The Englishman suffered an unfortunate miscue and Ding made a counter-attacking 76 break.

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