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Female darts player makes history at world championship

By the Associated Press

LONDON — Fallon Sherrock became the first female darts player to beat a man at the PDC World Championship on Tuesday.

Fallon Sherrock Fallon Sherrock in action at the PDC Darts World Championship at Alexandra Palace, London, Tuesday Dec. 17, 2019. Sherrock become the first female player to beat a man at the PDC World Championship after she recovered from losing the opening set to beat Ted Evetts 3-2 in front of a raucous crowd at Alexandra Palace. (Steven Paston/PA via AP)

Fallon Sherrock in action at the PDC Darts World Championship at Alexandra Palace, London, Tuesday Dec. 17, 2019. (Steven Paston/PA via AP)

Sherrock, a former runner-up at the women’s world championship, recovered from losing the opening set to beat Ted Evetts 3-2 in front of a raucous crowd at Alexandra Palace in London.

The Englishwoman made six 180s — a perfect score over three darts — and had a match average of 91.12 in their first-round match. She clinched the victory with a second attempt at double 18.

Women’s world champion Mikuru Suzuki took James Richardson to a sudden-death leg in the fifth set before losing on Monday.

Three other women – Gayl King, Anastasia Dobromyslova and Lisa Ashton – have previously played matches at a PDC World Championship, darts’ flagship event.

Source: Manila Bulletin

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