Ronnie O’Sullivan eases his way to World Grand Prix second round

Ronnie O’Sullivan booked his place in the second round of the World Grand Prix after he thrashed Robert Milkins 4-0.

Ronnie O’Sullivan. Picture by Monique Limbos

The five-times world champion, looking to win his fourth ranking title of the season, needed just a little more than an hour to complete an emphatic first round win against the world number 35.

It was by no means O’Sullivan’s best performance of the season but he was simply too good for a disappointing Milkins who failed to take the chances which came his way.

The World Grand Prix – one of World Snooker’s newest ranking events – sees the season’s top 32 performing players so far battle it out for glory.

O’Sullivan, who made top breaks of 119 and 73, will next face China’s talented teenager Yan Bingtao who beat Martin Gould 4- to reach the last 16 stage.

Bingtao, 18, will be hoping for a similar outcome when he last played O’Sullivan – thrashing him 6-1 in the Last 64 stage of the International Championship.

The pair also met in last year’s World Grand Prix as well but O’Sullivan won the battle that day beating him 4-2.

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