Wang, 12, beaten as Trump claims 21st straight win

Judd Trump won his 21st consecutive match as he defeated 12-year-old Wang Xinzhong at the International Championship in China.

The world number three beat the Chinese amateur wildcard 6-0 in round two.

Trump is bidding to become only the second player after Stephen Hendry to claim four successive ranking titles.

Wales’ Liam Davies was a few weeks younger than Wang when he became the youngest player to compete in a ranking event in the Shoot-Out in 2019.

Trump came into the International Championship on the back of winning the Wuhan, English, and Northern Ireland Opens and as defending champion, having taking the title when it was last held in 2019.

He showed no mercy to his young opponent with breaks of 116, 109, 67 and 89 sealing victory.

Wang, born in December 2010, had beaten Gong Chenzhi 6-5 to set up his meeting against 2019 world champion Trump in Tianjin.

Seven-time world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan also went through as he recovered from the loss of the opening frame to beat veteran Ken Doherty 6-1.

John Higgins beat David Grace 6-1, while current world champion Luca Brecel overcame Daniel Wormersley 6-2.

Source: BBC