John Higgins beats Ronnie O'Sullivan before going on the lift Bulgarian Open

Last Updated: 09/06/13 10:18pm

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John Higgins: Scot won the Bulgarian Open in Sofia

John Higgins: Scot won the Bulgarian Open in Sofia

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John Higgins won the first snooker tournament of the new season after defeating Neil Robertson 4-1 in the final of the Bulgarian Open in Sofia.

The left-handed Australian won the opening frame thanks to a break of 63 but the Scotsman then proceeded to win the next four in succession in front of a large crowd at the Universiada Hall.

Higgins levelled with a break of 60 before a 73 put him ahead and he quickly followed that up with a superb 118 clearance.

Another century looked on the cards in the final frame, but Higgins had to settle for a break of 82 after Robertson had gone in-off when attempting a long red.

Earlier in the day, Higgins fought back from 2-0 down to beat Ronnie O'Sullivan 4-2 in the semi-finals, the world champion not potting a single ball in the final three frames.

Robertson had recovered from 3-0 down to beat Barry Hawkins - runner-up to O'Sullivan at the Crucible - in the last four.

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