Ronnie O'Sullivan advanced into the second round of the Welsh Open with a whitewash win over Robbie Williams in Newport.

O'Sullivan registered breaks of 56, 122, 66 and 73 en route to the 4-0 victory in a contest that lasted 46 minutes.

The six-time world champion will now face Jimmy White at Celtic Manor Resort on Wednesday.

O'Sullivan said on Eurosport: "Listen, if you look at the game, the history of the game, there's only like three or four players that have been able to sell tickets, and Jimmy has probably done that as well as anybody. Me, Jimmy, Alex Higgins maybe.

"Legend (White) playing junior legend."

Aaron Hill won the battle of the Irish players against Fergal O'Brien, 4-2. Gerard Greene also progressed. 

Kyren Wilson also progressed as he beat Chen Zifan 4-2, but Stuart Bingham suffered a first-round exit as he lost by the same score to Robert Milkins.

Others safely moving into round two on Tuesday included Wales' Mark Williams, a 4-1 victor over Michael White, and Jack Lisowski and Yan Bingtao, who beat Lei Peifan and Xu Si respectively.

Sam Craigie upset Thepchaiya Un-Nooh, winning 4-3 from 3-0 down, and also among those going through were David Gilbert, Tom Ford, Zhou Yuelong, Graeme Dott, Ali Carter and recent Snooker Shootout champion Ryan Day