And there was another cruel twist to come for Higgins, who led 57-0 in the last of the day, as Ding
cleared up with 59 to move 9-7 ahead.
The 23-year-old engaged Ding
in lengthy fast-paced rallies forcing the left-handed top seed into unforced errors.
A further run of 47 saw Ding
lead 3-1 at the interval.
Scotland's four-time world champion yesterday eased to a 5-1 win against Michael White and now tackles Ding
for a quarter-final berth.
Junhui overcame the embarrassment of missing out on a maximum break after forgetting he was on track for a 147 to book his place in the second round of the World Snooker Championship.
In another key development, the CEO of Ding Ding
, Gary Xu, announced the formal cooperation in mobile payment between Ding Ding
Coupon and Alibaba.
He added Scotland's former world number two Stephen Maguire to his list of victims yesterday, winning their semi-final 4-3 with a best break of 132, but Ding
proved a different class to the Glaswegian in the final which followed.
counts tourists, diplomats and locals among his clientele.
seriously upset that there will be no more twinkies or ding
Asked if the victory gives him hope ahead of the World Championship, Ding
added: "I'll practice very hard.
Lee missed, Ding
took advantage, and against Murphy yesterday he was dominant.
I was surprised how well I played and by the margin I won by because Shaun is a very good player," said Ding
has endured a disappointing campaign, suffering frequent first-round defeats and failing to reproduce the form which took him to the World Championship semi-fi-nals last year but he has raised his performance here.
WORLD champion John Higgins paid the price for a missed pink in the sixth frame as he was dumped out of the 888 Welsh Snooker Open by Ding
Junhui in the second round last night.
JUDD TRUMP today faced a cliffhanger of a closing session against Ding
Junhui as he attempted to extend his fairytale run at the Betfred.