China Open: Judd Trump beats Ricky Walden to take second title

Judd Trump
Judd Trump picked up the £85,000 top prize in Beijing

Judd Trump beat fellow Englishman Ricky Walden to win the China Open for the second time in his career.

The world number seven claimed eight consecutive frames on his way to a 10-4 victory over Walden, 33, who is three places below him in the rankings.

It was the second final in a week for Walden, who lost 10-6 to Mark Allen in the Players Championship last Sunday.

Bristol-born Trump, 26, won the first of his five ranking titles in Beijing in 2011 at the age of 21.

Walden had found himself 3-1 up, but Trump began to dominate the match and raced into an 8-3 lead.

A run of 69 helped Trump pull further ahead, and, although Walden rescued one frame to make it 9-4, Trump sealed victory in the next with a break of 55.

Trump claimed the £85,000 top prize, while Walden picked up £35,000.

The China Open is the penultimate event of the season, and builds up to World Snooker Championship which starts on 16 April in Sheffield.

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