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Fallon Sherrock Beats Mensur Suljovic And Reaches Third Round Of PDC World Darts Championship

Fallon Sherrock Beats Mensur Suljovic And Reaches Third Round Of PDC World Darts Championship

Fallon Sherrock, who last week became the first woman to beat a man in the PDC World Darts Championship, has now progressed to the third round of the competition after beating Mensur Suljovic.

Sherrock won the match 3-1 in sets, and will go on to play Chris Dobey in the next round.

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The 32-year-old triumphed over Suljovic, who is currently ranked 11th in the world, at Alexander Palace tonight. After being 2-0 down in the first leg, Sherrock came from behind and only missed five doubles against her Austrian opponent.

Sherrock won 3-1 against Mensur Suljovic. Credit: PA
Sherrock won 3-1 against Mensur Suljovic. Credit: PA

She is now among the final 32 players in the competition.

When asked about her chances of winning the championship after the match, 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."

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Sherrock beat Mensur Suljovic, who is ranked 11th in the world. Credit: PA
Sherrock beat Mensur Suljovic, who is ranked 11th in the world. Credit: PA

She continued: "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.

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"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 [winning] dart went in it was a sigh of relief."

Taking to Twitter after her victory, Sherrock wrote: "Really buzzing now.... ! I have done it again... OMG."

Last Tuesday (17 December), Sherrock made history after beating Ted Evetts 3-2, becoming the first woman to beat a man in the PDC World Darts Championship.

Sherrock is the fifth woman to take part in the men's PDC Championships, and the fourth since a qualification route opened up for women last year. She earned her place by winning the UK and Ireland women's qualifying event.

The move ensures that two spots out of the 96 available are open to women each year.

Before that match she was given odds of 2,000/1 to win the World Darts Championship. We're guessing those odds are a lot shorter now.

She will now go on to face Chris Dobey on 27 December.

The 29-year-old took to Twitter to congratulate Sherrock on her win, writing: "Very much looking forward to my game on the 27th congratulations @Fsherrock on yet another great performance."

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