World Grand Prix: Ronnie O'Sullivan makes four centuries v Xiao Guodong

Ronnie O'Sullivan
O'Sullivan has won 31 ranking titles during his career

Ronnie O'Sullivan was in scintillating form, making four centuries, as he thrashed Xiao Guodong 5-0 in the quarter-finals of the World Grand Prix.

O'Sullivan, 42, opened with breaks of 105, 102 and 101, before a 55 halted his run of straight tons.

But a 106 put him through to face Stephen Maguire, who beat Shaun Murphy 5-2, in the last four in Preston.

Earlier on Thursday, world number one Mark Selby trounced Neil Robertson 4-0 to reach the quarter-finals.

Selby, the reigning world champion, will face Michael White next, after the Welshman beat Joe Perry by the same scoreline.

China's Ding Junhui beat Englishman Mark Joyce 4-1 to set up a meeting with Scotland's Anthony McGill, who beat Stuart Bingham 4-1.

O'Sullivan in a hurry

A sensational scoresheet
Ronnie O'SullivanXiao Guodong
106 (105 break)Frame one19
102 (102)Frame two1
101 (101)Frame two0
107 (55)Frame four25
106 (106)Frame five0
522Total points45
  • Pot success: 99%
  • Total match time: 55 minutes, 49 seconds
  • Quickest frame: Fifth - six minutes, 41 seconds
  • Career centuries: 929

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