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Mark Selby, Mark Williams, Shaun Murphy and Jack Lisowski through to China Open quarter-fina;

Updated: Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 10:44 | Comments

Mark Selby easily saw off Ken Doherty's conqueror in China
Mark Selby easily saw off Ken Doherty's conqueror in China

Mark Selby made light work of Ricky Walden to claim a place in the last eight of the China Open.

A break of 91 in the opening frame helped set the world number two on his way to a 5-2 victory and a quarter-final contest against Mark Williams.

Welshman Williams came through a much tougher challenge in the second round, beating two-time World Championship finalist Ali Carter 5-4.

Carter had held a 4-2 lead but Williams responded with a break of 136 in the seventh before adding scores of 81 and 79 to complete his comeback.

Shaun Murphy and Jack Lisowski will compete in another quarter-final after both progressed.

Breaks of 80 and 81 helped Lisowski overturn a 4-2 deficit to edge out Mark Davies 5-4.

Murphy beat Rory McLeod 5-3 after scoring 99 in the second frame and 124 in the eighth.

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