Mark Williams began his quest for a third German Masters title with a 5-1 win over Oliver Lines in the first round of qualifying on Tuesday morning.
The Welshman was never in any danger against world number 68 Lines with breaks of 77 and 81 in leading 3-0 the highlight of his performance as he secured a last-64 clash with Chang Bingyu or Oliver’s father Peter Lines on Wednesday afternoon.
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It was an ideal way for Williams to put the disappointment of his Northern Ireland Open exit behind him after seeing John Higgins recover a 3-0 deficit to complete a 4-3 win in the last 16 last week.
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Williams has performed well at the German Masters, winning the title twice with a 9-1 drubbing of Graeme Dott in 2018 and a 9-7 victory over Mark Selby a decade ago.
He also lost 6-4 to John Parrott in the 1998 final when it was an invitational event.
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- Mark Williams 5-1 Oliver Lines
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