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Hawkins topples No. 1 seed Selby

ESPN staff
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Marco Fu is back in the hunt against Judd Trump © PA Photos
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Barry Hawkins has claimed the biggest scalp of the World Championship to date, with the Kent cueman sending No. 1 seed Mark Selby crashing out 13-10.

Selby made a fine start to the match and held a 9-7 lead going into the final session, but Hawkins refused to wilt and held his nerve to claim a place in the quarter-finals.

The tone was set in the opening frame of the session as Selby missed a chance following some scrappy exchanges and Hawkins stepped in to take the frame and he took the next to level at 9-9.

Selby checked Hawkins' momentum by moving back ahead at 10-9, but Hawkins took the following two frames to move ahead for the first time in the match since the third frame.

Hawkins took the 22nd to move within one frame of victory and he held his nerve to secure a 13-10 win, with a subdued Selby making a couple of mistakes in the final frame to seal his own fate.

Hawkins knocked in a long red which proved to be match ball and a huge punch of the air showed what it meant to Hawkins.

Judd Trump ensured he did not follow Selby out of the tournament as he won all four frames in the evening session to see off Marco Fu 13-7.

After struggling for form in the morning and seeing Fu get back in the match, Trump was far more impressive and romped away after getting the better of a scrappy opening frame. Defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan made a blistering start to his second-round clash, with Ali Carter on the back foot at 5-3 down.

Breaks of 66 and 78 set O'Sullivan on his way to a 3-0 lead. Carter got on the board in the fourth, only for the champion to take a scrappy fifth.

A 125 - O'Sullivan's 684th career century - stretched the lead to 5-1 but Carter gained a foothold by taking the final two frames of the session to keep himself within hailing distance.

Mark King is in excellent shape in his second round clash with Ding Junhui, as he leads 6-2 after the first session.

It was far from vintage from King, his highest break was 59, but he took advantage of the string of mistakes from his opponent - who did knock in a century - to move into a commanding position.

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