Neil Robertson opens Crucible campaign with ‘magnificent’ 140
Wenbo looked to have some momentum as he finished the first session with a 113 break and then took the opening frame of the evening to level the match at 5-5.
However, that was as close as he got to winning the match as Robertson reeled off the next five frames.
The Australian hit 97 and 89 in back-to-back frames before capitalising on a bad miss on a black to win the 13th frame.
World Snooker Championship: Liang Wenbo makes costly miss on black against Neil Robertson
Wenbo didn't recover from that and Robertson swept into the second round.
Maflin beats Gilbert in tight contest
Kurt Maflin battled into the second round after beating David Gilbert 10-8 in a high-quality contest.
The evening session started with the players trading 102 breaks, making it four frames in a row with century breaks.
World Snooker Championship: David Gilbert hits century break against Kurt Maflin
Gilbert followed up with a 93 and then won the next frame to move ahead 7-6 in the match.
But Maflin replied with a 97 and, after Gilbert won the 15th frame, a 105 break to level at 8-8.
The 105 could have been more as Maflin was on for a maximum, but after potting a difficult red he ran into the blue as the white ball flew around the table, much to his annoyance, with his frustrated gesture earning him a warning from the referee.
Kurt Maflin flips the bird at cue ball after fluffing 147 maximum chance - World Championship
However, Maflin’s mood was as he won the next two frames to clinch victory.
Gilbert was punished for miscuing a safety in the 17th frame before he missed three reds in the following frame, allowing Maflin to win it