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Allen gets Lines wrong as Li stuns Trump

JUDD TRUMP and Mark Allen were shock first-round casualties at the opening ranking event of the season, China's Wuxi Classic.

WORLD number three Trump was beaten 5-2 by home player Li Hang, who earned his return to the professional ranks with a run to the final of last season's third Asian Players Tour Championship event.

Li played fluently to take a deserved 3-0 lead with breaks of 62, 54 and 62, and although the Bristolian pulled two frames back, Li took the next two frames to secure victory.

Allen followed Trump out of the tournament after losing a hard-fought encounter against Leeds' Peter Lines.

Allen trailed 3-2 and 4-3 and took the eighth frame to set up a decider but his attempted fightback stalled as Lines tied up the win.

In the evening session, John Higgins eased past Australia's Vinnie Calabrese 5-1 while England's Jimmy Robertson defeated Graeme Dott 5-0.

Two-time world champion Mark Williams was pushed all the way by 22-year-old Liam Highfield to win 5-4 while Ali Carter beat Alfie Burden 5-2.

There were also wins for Matthew Stevens, Liang Wenbo, Jack Lisowski and Robert Milkins.

World number one Neil Robertson won 5-2 against Zhu Yinghui, with Ben Woolaston, Gerard Greene and Scott Donaldson progressing in the early session. Barry Hawkins, Xioa Guodong and David Morris also recorded victories.


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