O'Sullivan lifts Shanghai title

World number one Ronnie O’Sullivan eased to a 22nd ranking title victory after a 10-5 victory over Liang Wenbo in the final of the Shanghai Masters.

O’Sullivan took a 3-1 lead into the interval of the first session before returning to move 6-3 ahead.

When the players returned for the evening session Liang briefly gave himself a glimmer of hope by matching O’Sullivan with two frames apiece to make it 8-5 before the Englishman closed out victory in just under four and a half hours.

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