Ronnie O'Sullivan breezes past Barry Hawkins to Shanghai Masters quarter-finals

O'Sullivan breezes past Hawkins to Shanghai quarter-finals

16/11/2017 at 08:26Updated 16/11/2017 at 09:57

Ronnie O'Sullivan made light work of Barry Hawkins on Thursday to secure his place in the Shanghai Masters quarter-finals.

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O'Sullivan, who last won the Shanghai Masters in 2009, beat compatriot Hawkins in five straight frames. O'Sullivan's highest break was 90, in the fourth frame. He also rattled off 51, 87, 78 and 67.

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Scotland's John Higgins, who last year exited in the second round of the tournament, knocked out Liang Wenbo 5-2.

This year's European Masters winner, Judd Trump, also made the quarter-finals with a 5-0 win over Stephen Maguire.

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There was an upset for last year's tournament runner-up Mark Selby, who lost by three frames to five to Mark Williams, who reached the semi-final of the Riga Masters earlier this year.

O'Sullivan will meet WIlliams in the quarter-final later on Thursday.

Shanghai Masters Round 3 Results

Mei Xi Wen 2-5 Kurt Maflin

Mark Allen 4-5 Jack Lisowski

Graeme Dott 4-5 Luca Brecel

Stephen Maguire 0-5 Judd Trump

John Higgins 5-2 Liang Wenbo

Martin Gould 5-2 Marco Fu

Barry Hawkins 0-5 Ronnie O'Sullivan

Mark Williams 5-3 Mark Selby