Suzuki mo­tors to his­toric tri­umph

Western Daily Press - - Tennis -

JA­PAN’S Mikuru Suzuki be­came the first non-Eu­ro­pean to win the Women’s World Cham­pi­onship at the BDO event at Lake­side.

Unseeded Suzuki, 36, swept aside Eng­land’s Lor­raine Win­stan­ley 3-0 on Satur­day.

Top seed Win­stan­ley, 43, was com­pet­ing in her first world fi­nal, but won only two legs against a dom­i­nant Suzuki.

“It was the best darts I have played this year,” said Suzuki.

The Ja­panese breezed through the open­ing set with check­outs of 72, 148 and 80 be­fore throw­ing back-to-back 180s at the start of the sec­ond.

Win­stan­ley took the third leg of the sec­ond set, but Suzuki quickly dou­bled her ad­van­tage with a 74 check­out.

The English­woman pulled a sec­ond leg back on her throw in the third set, but Suzuki wrapped up the win with a 90.12 av­er­age.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.