Fallon Sherrock continues her darts championship run after win against 11th seed

22 December 2019, 08:32

Fallon Sherrock finished off her rival with a bullseye
Fallon Sherrock finished off her rival with a bullseye. Picture: PA

By Asher McShane

The first woman ever to win a match at the darts world championship has continued through to the next round after beating the world's 11th ranked player.

Fallon Sherrock is hopeful she can go on to win the PDC World Darts Championship after she progressed to the last 32 with a 3-1 win over 11th seed Mensur Suljovic at Alexandra Palace.

The 25-year-old, who became the first woman to win a match at the tournament with a first-round win over Ted Evetts, missed only five doubles in a superb performance against the Austrian.

Sherrock won the first set before Suljovic levelled the match. But Sherrock hit back and landed a dart at the bullseye to surge into the last 32, where she will meet Chris Dobey.

When asked if she could win the tournament, Sherrock told Sky Sports: "Why not? I have won two games, I am just going to take each game as it comes but there is nothing to say that I can't. I am going to try.

"I have just proved that we (women) can beat anyone. I have beaten two of the best players in the world. If that doesn't show that women can play darts, I don't know what does."

She added: "I'm speechless. With everything that has been going on the last couple of days I have just been focusing on my finishing because I know that I can score.

"I'm still waiting for it all to sink in. I don't know how I'm going to sleep tonight. It's amazing, when that dart (at bull to win) went in it was a sigh of relief."