It was never in doubt! O'Sullivan said playing a tense final frame counted against him and also apologised for his media no-show after his first-round win over Dave Gilbert. As for the final-frame loss to Hawkins, he said: If there was a weakness in my game, it was definitely on the tactical side because I haven't played a lot really.
On the other table, four-time world champion John Higgins secured his 11th Crucible quarter-final appearance but only his first since he won the tournament in Resuming ahead, the year-old Scot capitalised on an error-strewn first frame by Walden to stretch his lead to five frames. Although the ninth seed won the next two with breaks of 62 and 84, Higgins knocked in successive 90 breaks to win and set up a meeting with fellow Scot Alan McManus.
Higgins, who has won the title on the three occasions he has made the quarter-finals, said: The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield Dates: Williams appears naked at news conference. Williams pots brilliant red to clinch dramatic third world title. I wasn't here last year, I watched it in a caravan - Williams.
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