Cool as you like, Williams rolls in frame ball into the top-right pocket. That's the match and Williams is heading into the quarters, while Hawkins is heading home despite playing a fabulous tournament.
Williams M.-Hawkins B.
World Open - 24 September 2010
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Williams could finish it here with this break, but there is still a group of four reds in the middle that need to split.
Williams needs to disrupt the pack here if he wants to make a decent break here and he does, impressively. He's on a red to the bottom-left pocket and he pots it, but a horrible kick means he isn't on the black. Exasperating for the Welshman.
Hawkins misses on the final red but he leads 77-0 at that point and it's just too much for Williams to make up - he concedes and we're back to where we started. Sudden death now.
He's 2-1 down with the pressure on to stay in the match - not exactly the time to play a trick shot. Two reds are stuck together in the middle of the table and Hawkins hits them both, sending one rolling into the bottom-right pocket and the other into the bottom-left pocket.
Great opportunity for Hawkins here. He made a break of 42 but then Williams returned to the table, looking to wrap the match up. However, an unlucky miss on a long red to the top-right pocket has seen Hawkins return to the table.
A break of 75 and that's the frame for Williams. This has to be one of the highest quality of matches in the tournament so far. Can Hawkins make it go the distance?
If he meant that, that was phenomenal. Williams can't see enough of the last red to put it into the top right-hand corner with the blue blocking it. So he cuts it onto the green, where it deflects off and lands in the pocket.
But his break comes to an end at 32 and Williams expertly puts in a long red to the top-right pocket before knocking in the black. He could clear up here, the table's set nicely for him.
Williams' magic in the first frame seems to have had no effect on Hawkins - and so it shouldn't as the Englishman could do nothing about it. He responded brilliantly in the second and has started well in the third, with his break standing at 28.
And he doesn't even need that red. He misses it but Williams concedes anyway. All square.
The way Hawkins has been playing in this tournament, you could see him winning it, you really could. Wonderful response to Williams' genius in the first frame, as Hawkins break stands at 66 with just one red remaining.
Good reaction from Hawkins here with a pinpoint pink into the top-right pocket. Six of the reds are bunched though with one available and one tight on the bottom cushion, so a big break will be tough.
We've seen how crucial taking the first frame is at this tournament with its first-to-three-frame format. Nonetheless, if anyone is going to change that then Hawkins might, as he's played some brilliant snooker so far this week.
And there it is. Wow, Williams has really brought his A game to this match. A break of 112, missing only on the pink, sees the Welshman take the first frame. Stunning.
Century break on here!
Great start here from Williams. A clever plant to put a red in sees his break reach the half-century mark.
We're underway here and that's a cracking cut red to the left-centre pocket from Williams to kick things off.