Ronnie O'Sullivan "pleased to have got through"

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Five-time world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan says that he is simply "pleased to have got through" against Robin Hull in his first-round match.

Ronnie O'Sullivan has said that he is simply "pleased to have got through" his opening-round match against Robin Hull at the Dafabet World Championship.

The five-time world champion booked his place in the next round with a 10-4 victory over his Finish opponent.

Hull is ranked 122 in the world and has only appeared at this tournament once before, yet O'Sullivan insists he just wants to take it one game at a time.

"I'm just pleased to have got through," 'The Rocket' is quoted as saying by BT Sport. "I don't really see there's a massive expectation on me.

"I'm just here to do a job and I go about it as professionally as I can. There's one out of the way and I just move on to the next."

Elsewhere on day one, Stephen Maguire fell 6-3 behind to Welshman Ryan Day ahead of their concluding session tomorrow evening.

Ronnie O'Sullivan of England poses with the trophy and his son Ronnie after beating Barry Hawkins of England to win the Betfair World Snooker Championship at the Crucible Theatre on May 6, 2013
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