Ronnie O’Sullivan was in great shape as he scored a 6-1 win over Mark Williams in the US semi-finals Welsh Open

The current world champion and four-time Welsh Open winner booked his place in the final against the home favorite with a series of difficult breaks

O’Sullivan last played in the last 32 rounds with a 4-0 win over Martin Gould before playing a tough game against England’s Ali Carter, however Carter fell ill with a non-Covid problem and had to retire Withdraw tournament, which allowed O’Sullivan an entry into the semi-finals

Williams had a more difficult path to the semi-finals when he was put under pressure 5-4 by Tom Ford in the quarter-finals The 45-year-old 2018 world champion saw a career revival.Willams had won the Welsh Open twice and was looking for a career hat-trick, but he hasn’t won the title at Newport in over two decades

After that early disappointment, O’Sullivan’s only century – and the only break of the century from either player – brought the score to 1: 1

Three more over 50 posts, of 77, 54, and then 69 in the final frame, gave O’Sullivan five more direct frames when pitching a final with Jordan Brown, who defeated Stephen Maguire in the earlier game of the day The Final’s Brown’s first in a ranking tournament in which the Northern Irishman ranks 81st in the world This makes O’Sullivan the big favorite in the best-of-17 match on Sunday

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