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‘Really buzzing’: Female darts player beats another man at World Championships

Female darts player Fallon Sherrock is celebrating her second historic win against a man this week at the World Championships.

The 25-year-old Englishwoman eliminated Number 11-ranked Mensur Suljovic with a 3-1 win in the second round of the PDC World Championship on Saturday evening.

Sherrock's victory followed her 3-2 win on Tuesday against Ted Evetts, which made her the first female player to beat a man at the sport's flagship event.

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The former women's world championship runner-up, from Milton Keynes, clinched victory against Suljovic by hitting a bullseye.

She put her hand to her mouth in astonishment as the energetic crowd celebrated at Alexandra Palace in north London, while her Austrian opponent congratulated her and quickly exited the stage.

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Shortly after the win she tweeted a picture of herself with fellow darts player Corrine Hammond, with the caption: "Really buzzing now…! I have done it again! OMG."

The former professional hairdresser, who picked up her first dart aged 17, was in shock after her win.

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"I'm still waiting for it all to sink in," she said.

"I don't know how I'm going to sleep tonight."

Fallon Sherrock covered her mouth in shock as she won her second round match at the World Championships
Image: Fallon Sherrock covered her mouth in shock as she won her second round match at the World Championships

When asked if she could win the tournament, she 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."

Sherrock will now play Chris Dobey in the last 32, and is guaranteed to win at least £15,000 for making it into the third round.

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