Sherrock is not just a pretty face
– 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