Defending champion Judd Trump cruises past Ashley Hugill in Beijing

Defending champion Judd Trump cruises past Ashley Hugill in Beijing

Defending champion Judd Trump stormed into the second round of the China Open with a comfortable 5-1 victory over Ashley Hugill in Beijing.

Trump raced out of the blocks with a break of 108 to take the opener before Hugill levelled the scores by sealing the second frame. 'The Ace in the Pack' regained the lead with a run of 105 in the third before cruising through the next three frames to secure a resounding win.

Defending champion Judd Trump cruises past Ashley Hugill in Beijing

World number one Mark Selby made amends for a slow start in his qualifying match against Adam Stefanow on Monday by steamrolling Alfie Burden 5-0, including breaks of 88, 104, 95, 87 and 74.

Home favourite Ding Junhui was in equally dominant form as he dispatched Paul Davison in a 5-0 whitewash which saw the Chinese player record the second highest break of the tournament - 138 - in the fourth frame.

Ronnie O'Sullivan also eased into the second round with a 5-0 triumph against Wales' Gareth Allen.

John Higgins was a 5-3 victor over Ian Burns, Matt Stevens defeated Alan McManus 5-3 and 2016 finalist Ricky Walden beat wild card Niu Zhuang 5-1.

Michael Holt and Kyren Wilson secured 5-3 successes over Jimmy White and Xiao Guodong, respectively, and there were also wins for Martin Gould, Rory McLeod, Dan Wells, Stephen Maguire, Andrew Higginson, Martin O'Donnell and Li Hang.

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