Welsh Open: Ronnie O'Sullivan through, but rest of world's top four out

Ronnie O'Sullivan
Ronnie O'Sullivan has won the Welsh Open four times
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

Ronnie O'Sullivan is the only world ranked top-four player through to the last 32 of the Welsh Snooker Open.

He beat Graham Dott 4-0 while China's Liang Wenbo beat world number one Mark Selby 4-3.

There were also shock exits for world number three Judd Trump and world number four Ding Junhui, who lost 4-1 to Noppon Saengkham and Liam Highfield respectively.

Defending champion Stuart Bingham beat Welsh 16-year-old Jackson Page 4-2.

Five-time world champion O'Sullivan made light work of Scotland's Dott and will face David Grace on Thursday.

Welshman Mark Williams' match against Aditya Mehta went down to a decider, with Williams taking the final frame to face Martin Gould in round three.

Fellow Welshman Matthew Stevens is also through after beating Scott Donaldson 4-2, and will play Bingham next.

The 2016 runner-up and 2010 world champion Neil Robertson is out after losing 4-3 to Ian Burns, as is Welshman Dominic Dale who lost 4-2 against John Astley.

The final session of the day saw Scotland's John Higgins beat compatriot Stephen Maguire 4-1, while Liang saw off Selby in a game that finished after 01:00 GMT.

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