Stephen Hendry won his opening match in a ranking event for the third consecutive occasion as he beat Michael White 4-1 to qualify for the final stages of the BetVictor English Open.
Hendry will face Chris Wakelin in the last 64 at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes in November – for ticket details click here
Seven-time World Champion Hendry made his comeback earlier this year and has since scored wins over Jimmy White at the World Championship, Wakelin at the British Open and now two-time ranking event winner Michael White.
After taking a scrappy opening frame on the colours, 52-year-old Hendry compiled an excellent run of 60 to go 2-0 ahead. White pulled one back with a break of 95, but Hendry made a 46 in taking frame four and then got the better of a scrappy fifth to secure the result.
Fellow veteran Jimmy White was no match for Zhao Xintong as the Chinese ace ran out a 4-1 winner with breaks of 61, 73, 57, 74 and 57.
Iulian’s Boiko saw his 16th birthday celebrations dampened by a 4-0 defeat against Fergal O’Brien. England’s 17-year-old Jamie Wilson scored one of the best results of his pro career so far, beating Robert Milkins 4-0 with a top break of 62.
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