Welsh Open Snooker: Mark Williams through as former world champion Shaun Murphy is knocked out
|Welsh Open on the BBC|
|Dates: 26 Feb- 4 Mar Venue: Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff|
|Coverage: Live television coverage on BBC Two Wales, BBC Red Button and online|
Mark Williams is safely through to round two of the Welsh Open after a comfortable 4-2 victory over Mark King.
Williams, who was called a "bully" by compatriot Darren Morgan, recorded two century breaks and another of 60 as he secured his place in the next round.
The day's big shock came courtesy of Gerard Greene's 4-0 victory over former world champion Shaun Murphy.
The Northern Irishman cruised through as an out-of-sorts Murphy failed to get a foothold in the match.
Greene's reward for knocking out Murphy is a second-round tie against last year's quarter-finalist Stuart Carrington.
Differing days for former winners
The 2013 Welsh Open champion Stephen Maguire made it through to round two after beating Joe Perry 4-2.
Four-time winner John Higgins is also through after a 4-2 first-round win over England's Matthew Selt.
However Ken Doherty, who won the tournament in 1993 and 2001, was knocked out by Wales' Matthew Stevens in a 4-1 defeat.
Elsewhere, Welshman Jak Jones beat China's Mei Xi Wen 4-3 while compatriot Michael White lost 4-2 against England's Martin Gould, before saying: "I feel like chucking my cue in the river".