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Top seeds through at China Championship

Description:Top seeds including Shaun Murphy, Ding Junhui and Mark Williams recorded comfortable wins Tuesday at the opening round of the Evergrande China Championship in Guangzhou.

 

Ding Junhui in action in the game, Sept. 25, 2018, in Guangzhou.

Top seeds including Shaun Murphy, Ding Junhui and Mark Williams recorded comfortable wins Tuesday at the opening round of the Evergrande China Championship in Guangzhou.

Home favorite Ding produced a fine display to see off the challenge of Daniel Wells in a 5-1 victory. The Asian number one fired in breaks of 89, 125, 79 and 53 on his way to the win.

Murphy eased through his opening match at the tournament, defeating Liam Highfield 5-1. The 2005 World Champion, who was runner-up at last year's China Championship, looked to be in good touch on Tuesday evening as he wrapped up the victory in just over an hour and a half.

World Champion Mark Williams, winning in 2000, 2003 and 2018, went one better than Murphy and Ding, securing a 5-0 whitewash of the man he beat in the 2003 Crucible final, Ken Doherty.

Meanwhile, world number one Mark Selby came through a grueling three hour and 40 minutes clash with Thailand's Sunny Akani 5-3.

Judd Trump put on a blistering performance to defeat Scotland's Rhys Clark 5-0 in under an hour. While Martin O'Donnell secured one of the biggest wins of his career to send defending champion Luca Brecel crashing to a 5-3 defeat.

Source:china.org.cn  Editor:Lucky

(Source_title:Top seeds through at China Championship)

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