International Championship: O'Sullivan relishes Williams match

Ronnie O'Sullivan
Ronnie O'Sullivan is chasing the winner's cheque of £125,000 at the International Open

Ronnie O'Sullivan says he is relishing his quarter-final against double world champion Mark Williams at the International Championship in China.

O'Sullivan, a five-time world title winner, beat China's Li Hang 6-1 in Chengdu to set up Thursday's meeting.

O'Sullivan, 38, said: "I will have to play well tomorrow but that's what I want. I want to feel that pressure and adrenaline running through my body."

World number 22 Williams made four 50-plus breaks as he beat Sam Baird 6-4.

World number eight Mark Allen, the highest ranked player left in the tournament behind fifth-ranked O'Sullivan, will face Michael White of Wales.

The rest of the quarter-final line-up in the season's fourth world ranking event sees Robert Milkins take on Marco Fu and Ricky Walden meet Jamie Burnett.

With a first prize of £125,000, the International Open is the richest snooker event in Asia.

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