Chinese snooker star Ding Junhui became the first player from his country to reach the world championship semi-finals here on Wednesday as he repelled a late comeback by England's Mark Selby to run out a 13-10 winner.

The 24-year-old will play the surprise package of the tournament — English youngster and recent China Open winner Jay Trump — in Thursday's semifinals.

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