Players Championship: Ronnie O'Sullivan through; Ding Junhui bows out in Preston
Ronnie O'Sullivan eased into the second round of the Players Championship Grand Final at Preston's Guild Hall.
Last Updated: 26/03/14 10:30pm
Defending champion Ding Junhui surrendered his title on the opening day but there was no slip up from O'Sullivan, who saw off Scott Donaldson 4-0.
A break of 109 in the second frame was the highlight for the world champion, who faces Yu Delu in round two.
Yu beat Chinese compatriot Liang Wenbo 4-2, while Ryan Day defeated Stuart Bingham 4-3 and Mark Allen ousted Jamie Jones 4-2.
Mark Selby will not be joining O'Sullivan in round two, though.
The world number two was upset 4-0 by Dave Gilbert, failing to make a break of over 50.
Joe Perry won the night's other game, beating Mark Davis 4-3.