SHEFFIELD, England -- Ding Junhui stormed to a 10-3 win over fellow Chinese Xiao Guodong in the first round of the World Championship here on Tuesday.
Ding, vying for his first title of the World Championship, fought back from 2-0 down in the first session on Monday and needed just 51 minutes to add the four frames he needed, making breaks of 61, 51, 78 and 98.
The 31-year-old will face Anthony McGill or Ryan Day in the last 16 on Sunday.
"I played well in the end," said Ding, who was runner-up in 2016. "I just went for my shots and made some breaks. I didn't play a lot of safety, I just went for the shots without caring, it surprised me," Ding said.
"Xiao is always looking to beat me. You could see in the first session he played quite well at the start to lead 2-0. He's a good player, but he doesn't have that much experience of beating the top 16. He needs more experience to improve. I'm confident in my form but I try not to worry about form too much, I'm just looking forward to another chance," he added.
Elsewhere, Jack Lisowski finished 5-4 ahead of former world champion Stuart Bingham in a match which concludes on Tuesday night.
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