China's Liang Wenbo wins first ranking title

Updated 2016-10-17 11:06:10 Xinhua

China's Liang Wenbo wins first ranking title

China's Liang Wenbo takes a shot during his match against Judd Trump in the final of the inaugural English Open in Manchester, UK on Oct 16, 2016. [Photo/IC]

LONDON - China's Liang Wenbo won his first ranking title after beating former world number one Judd Trump 9-6 in the final of the inaugural English Open in Manchester on Sunday.

Liang went ahead 5-2 and led 5-3 after the first session. Trump, having won last week's European Masters, launched a fierce fightback and made it 6-7. Liang made a brilliant clearance in the 14th frame to go 8-6 ahead.

The 29-year-old Chinese held his nerve and won the following two frames for the title, lifting the new Steve Davis Trophy and pocketing a cheque for 70,000 pounds.

Liang also became the only player from the Chinese mainland other than Ding Junhui to win a world ranking title. His two previous ranking finals were the 2009 Shanghai Masters when he lost 10-5 to Ronnie O'Sullivan and last year's UK Championship when he was beaten by Neil Robertson of Australia.

China's Liang Wenbo wins first ranking title

China's Liang Wenbo holds his trophy after winning his first ranking title by beating former world number one Judd Trump 9-6 in the final of the inaugural English Open in Manchester, UK on Oct 16, 2016. [Photo/IC]

China's Liang Wenbo wins first ranking title

China's Liang Wenbo (Right) and former world number one Judd Trump pose for a photo after the final of the inaugural English Open in Manchester, UK on Oct 16, 2016. [Photo/IC] 

China's Liang Wenbo wins first ranking title

China's Liang Wenbo reacts after winning his first ranking title by beating former world number one Judd Trump 9-6 in the final of the inaugural English Open in Manchester, UK on Oct 16, 2016. [Photo/IC] 

China's Liang Wenbo wins first ranking title

China's Liang Wenbo contemplates a move in the final of the inaugural English Open against Judd Trump in Manchester, UK on Oct 16, 2016. [Photo/IC] 

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