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World Championship 2019:

Trump beats Ding Junhui to reach quarter-finals

Judd Trump
Judd Trump

SHEFFIELD, Monday - Judd Trump fought past Ding Junhui with a 13-9 win to reach the quarter-finals of the World Championship in Sheffield.

England's Trump surged into a 5-1 lead, China's Ding hit back to go 9-7 in front, but Trump claimed victory in style with six frames in a row.

In the battle of the former champions, four-time winner John Higgins beat 2015 champion Stuart Bingham 13-11.

Kyren Wilson made a stunning comeback from a five-frame deficit to beat Barry Hawkins 13-11.

In a high-quality contest, Hawkins made four centuries in the opening session to lead 6-1 and went 9-7 ahead in the next.

Wilson responded to make it 10-10 and completed victory in tremendous fashion by compiling back-to-back centuries.

"I had to make it happen and stay positive," said 27-year-old Wilson, who now faces 16th seed David Gilbert.

Hawkins, beaten by Ronnie O'Sullivan in the 2013 final, was in control with a blistering start but Wilson turned the match around as the pair shared nine century breaks, a record for a second-round match at The Crucible. Wilson, nicknamed 'The Warrior', showed his battling qualities as well as composure in among the balls, with a 125 clearance and a 132 completing the victory.

"I was just on autopilot. It was a matter of staying in the present and taking the chance when it came," he added. – BBC

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