Suzuki motors to historic triumph
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.