Sher­rock is not just a pretty face

The Citizen (KZN) - - Sport -

– Fallon Sher­rock (left), the first woman to win a match at the world darts cham­pi­onship, reached the third round with a stun­ning bulls­eye fin­ish on Satur­day and con­fi­dently pre­dicted she could win the tour­na­ment.

The 25-year-old saw off world No 11 Men­sur Suljovic of Aus­tria 3-1 in her sec­ond-round match at Lon­don’s Alexan­dra Palace.

On Tues­day, she had made his­tory as the first woman to win a match at the men’s PDC world cham­pi­onship when she came from be­hind to beat 77th-ranked Ted Evetts 3-2.

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.”

Sher­rock was just one of two women play­ers in the 96-strong field at the event held in­side the rau­cous 10 000-ca­pac­ity venue.

The other qual­i­fier, Mikuru Suzuki, lost 3-2 to James Richard­son in her first-round tie last week­end.

“I have just proved that we (women) can beat any­one,” added Sher­rock.

“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.

“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 I can score.” – AFP

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