LONDON - China's top player Ding Junhui failed to reach the quarterfinals of the Snooker World Championship as the world No 11 was beaten by five-time world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan 13-10 on Sunday.
Ronnie O'Sullivan will face Mark Williams in the quarterfinals and a win will put the Rocket into the semifinals for the first time since 2014
Ding and O'Sullivan came into Sunday's final session tied at 8-8. O'Sullivan started the session by winning two frames in a row and kept his leading position all along.
"In the first two sessions, Ronnie missed a lot of blacks or pinks off the spot and I took those chances. I played well, but today wasn't as good as the first two sessions. Sometimes I need to score heavily and I didn't do that well enough," the 33-year-old Ding told the World Snooker Tour website.
O'Sullivan will face Mark Williams in the quarterfinals and a win will put the Rocket into the semifinals for the first time since 2014.
Meanwhile, Neil Robertson has set up a clash with Mark Selby after the Australian ace defeated Barry Hawkins 13-9 in the second round.
Kyren Wilson will challenge reigning world champion Judd Trump after knocking Martin Gould out 13-9.
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