LONDON, April 16(Xinhua)-- Former world champion John Higgins was upset by qualifier Mark Selby in the first round of the world snooker championships in Sheffield, England, on Sunday.|
Higgins, ranked 7th in the world, failed to produce his best form against Selby, whom he beat easily in last year's championships.
Selby, who led 6-3 overnight, saw Higgins win the opening frame of the session with a break of 58.
However, Selby regained his three-frame lead with a 123 break and also won the following three frames to complete an impressive 10-4 win.
Six-times champion Steve Davis, 48, advanced to the second round after beating Andy Hicks 10-4.
World number 11 Stephen Lee held off a tough challenge from qualifier Allister Carter to secure his place in the second round.
Scotland's Graeme Dott eased through to the second round after beating 1991 champion John Parrott 10-3.
Irishman Ken Doherty surged to an 8-1 first session lead over Barry Hawkins while Stephen Maguire is 6-3 up against Mark King. Enditem