• 2010 Betfred World Snooker Championship

    Last 32 - Match 16 - Ronnie O'Sullivan 10-7 Liang Wenbo

     
     Frame Scores 1st Session
    63(32)-10, 64-66(32c), 100(100)-40, 108(108)-0, 24-62, 62-54, 86(86)-0, 95(56)-7
     Frame Scores 2nd Session
    21-72(48), 61(34)-60(46), 90(60)-20, 8-77(61), 19-103(103), 42-76(30), 4-133(127), 76(73)-0
     Notes:

    This match is a bit of an anti-climax. Apart from Ronnie's consecutive centuries there hasn't been a lot to get excited about. Wenbo hasn't produced much yet.

    Could that be a big turning point? O'Sullivan steals a 30 minute frame on the black.

    Ronnie reopens a two frame gap with a 54 break.

    And Ronnie rattles in another ton in 7 minute frame.

    We have Lift-off. Ronnie cracks in 100 clearance.

    Wenbo takes last red and colours to steal the second frame.

    First frame to Ronnie but no fireworks yet from either player.

    Standby. There's a Rocket on the Launch page



    Notes:

    Eventually Ronnie clicks into gear, producing a masterful 73 to clinch the match.

    The Wenbo revival continues, but at some point the pressure will switch back to the Chinese star.

    O'Sullivan still can't clinch the match. Wenbo is still three frames adrift but certainly there's something for Ronnie to think about now.

    At last Wenbo is showing us his best form. If only he'd done this yesterday.

    Wenbo ensures there will be an interval with that 61 break.

    It's nearly over for Wenbo. O'Sullivan smashes in 60 to lead 9-3.

    A big blow for Wenbo as Ronnie steals the frame with a 34 clearance.

    Betfred are offering odds of 25/1 for Ronnie to make a maximum this afternoon but it's Wenbo who's first out of the blocks with 6 reds and blacks before losing position.

     

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