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Ding Junhui, Judd Trump win at World Snooker China Open

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-03-28 13:45

Ding Junhui, Judd Trump win at World Snooker China Open

Ding Junhui of China competes during the heldover match of 2017 World Snooker China Open Tournament against Sean O'sullivan of England in Beijing, March 27, 2017. Ding Junhui won 5-3. [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING - Home favorite Ding Junhui and defending champion Judd Trump both won on the first day of the 2017 World Snooker China Open in Beijing on Monday.

Ding was docked the first frame due to an issue with a logo on his waistcoat, and Sean O'Sullivan soon won another frame to make it 2-0.

Ding, who won the inaugural China Open in 2005 when he was 18, tied it 2-2 before a century of 123 points to get the upper hand on 3-2.

A turnover costed Ding the sixth one, but the world No. 6 showed no mercy in the next two frames to head into the next round by 5-3.

"My opponent played well tonight with mental superiority after the incident before the match, but I did better," Ding said.

Jason Ferguson, Chairman of World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association, talked about the logo issue after the game, saying "We will find the solution before Ding plays his next match."

Trump made three centuries in his 5-0 victory over Jason Weston. The champion of last year had reached three previous ranking finals recently.

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