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Kyren Wilson

NameDate of Birth Country
Kyren Wilson23-12-1991England

Career

Kyren Wilson (born 23 December 1991) is an English professional snooker player. He turned professional in 2010, after finishing fifth in the 2009/2010 PIOS rankings.Wilson won his first ranking title at the 2015 Shanghai Masters when, ranked 54th in the world, he defeated Judd Trump 10–9 in the final.

Professional debut 2010/2011
Wilson had good qualifying results in the two biggest ranking events on the snooker calendar. In the UK Championship he defeated Paul Davison 9–6 and Ian McCulloch 9–8, before losing 4–9 to Rory McLeod.He reached the same stage of the World Championship with defeats of Dermot McGlinchey and Joe Swail, before McLeod once again conquered Wilson this time 10–3.He finished the year ranked world number 72, outside of the top 64 who retained their places for the next season.He therefore entered Qualifying School in an attempt to win back his place but, despite having deep runs in each of the three events, he could not achieve this.

2016/2017 
Wilson recovered from 3–0 down to Xiao Guodong in the second round of the Indian Open to win 4–3 and would go on to play in the final after eliminating Nigel Bond 4–1 in the semi-finals.He faced Anthony McGill and it marked the first ranking event final in five years to feature two players under the age of 25. They were tied at 2–2 at the interval, but McGill pulled away to triumph 5–2.In the fourth round of the Northern Ireland Open, Wilson was 3–0 up before his opponent Ronnie O'Sullivan restricted him to one pot as he levelled with three successive centuries. Wilson held his nerve to win 4–3 and then beat Mark Williams 5–4.In the semi-finals he lost 6–2 to Mark King. Wilson played in the Masters for the first time and was eliminated 6–3 by Ding Junhui. Wilson overcame Ding 5–1 in the quarter-finals of the China Open, but never got ahead of Mark Selby in a 6–4 semi-final defeat.Wilson was a seeded player at the World Championship for the first time and battled past David Grace 10–6 in the opening round.He had a great start against Stuart Bingham in round two as he won the first five frames and he went on to reach the quarter-finals of the event for the second year in a row with a 13–10 win.The tip of Wilson's cue split at 3–3 and John Higgins would progress 13–6.

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