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Fallon Sherrock knocks out Suljovic and targets PDC world darts title – The Guardian, Theguardian.com

Fallon Sherrock knocks out Suljovic and targets PDC world darts title – The Guardian, Theguardian.com


English player Austrian beats 3-1 in front of delirious crowd
Sherrock: ‘There is nothing to say I can’t win it. I am going to try ’

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****************************************************************************************(**************************************(***************************************** (************************************(************************************A delighted Fallon Sherrock celebrates her victory over Mensur Suljovic, which takes her into the last 32 of the PDC world darts. Photograph: Steven Paston / PA (*********************************************

Fallon Sherrock says she can win the World Darts Championship after she progressed to the last (with a 3-1 win over the) ************************************************************************************************ th seed Mensur Suljovic at Alexandra Palace. The 0077 – year-old, who became the first woman to win a match at the tournament with her first-round victory over Ted Evetts

, missed only five doubles in a superb performance against the Austrian.

Sherrock won the first set before Suljovic leveled the match. But Sherrock hit back and landed a dart at the bullseye to surge into the last 32, where she will meet Chris Dobey.

When asked if she could win the tournament, (Sherrock) said: “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. ”

She added: “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.

“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 dart (at bull to win) went in it was a sigh of relief. ”

Earlier, the two-times world champion Adrian Lewis hit back from two sets down to snatch victory over Spain’s Cristo Reyes. Lewis came within one dart of a nine-dart finish as he fought back to take a 3-2 victory and book a third-round meeting with Darren Webster.

Simon Whitlock and Ryan Searle scored straight-sets wins over Harry Ward and Steve West respectively, while Japan’s Seigo Asada hit back after losing the first seven legs to defeat Keegan Brown 3-2.

In the evening session, former BDO champion Glen Durrant hit a finish as he eased past Damon Heta 3-0, and he will next face Daryl Gurney, who won by the same score against Justin Pipe. Belgium’s Dimitri van den Bergh hit (****************************************************************************. ******************************************************************************** – the highest three-dart average of the tournament so far – as he also booked his place in the third round with a 3-0 win over Josh Payne.

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