Fallon Sherrock becomes first woman to hit nine-dart finish in a PDC event
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Fallon Sherrock has become the first female to hit a nine-darter in a PDC event after she produced a perfect leg in Event Nine on the Winmau Challenge Tour.
The 28-year-old, who has been nothing short of a revelation since becoming the first female player to win a match at the PDC World Championship, followed up back-to-back 180s in her game with Marco Verhofstad with a 141 checkout.
She went on to defeat Verhofstad 5-3 in their first round match before averaging over 99 to defeat German opponent Max Hopp in round two.
Sherrock was eventually knocked out by former Lakeside Championship winner Christian Kist at the last-16 stage, but her nine-darter has been the talk of social media this weekend.
In fact, Sherrock took to Twitter to say she was "completely amazed" by the response to her history-making darts.
"Very happy to be the first woman to hit a 9-darter in a PDC event," she continued. "It's been a long time coming this one!! Hopefully the first of many."
Here's how fans reacted to the achievement.
One said: "Congrats Fallon. Women’s darts is a better place from what you’ve done," while another wrote: "Congratulations Fallon, absolutely fantastic darts. You also threw some amazing darts in the next match against Max Hopp."
A third added: "You should be so proud of this achievement, @Fsherrock. No-one will ever take this away from you. Hoping your next one will be televised!"
Fallon Sherrock created another slice of darting history in Hildesheim on Saturday, after becoming the first woman to hit a nine-dart finish in a PDC event.— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) March 18, 2023
Ahead of the Winmau Challenge Tour, Sherrock was hoping to make an impact in the upcoming tournaments. It's safe to say she did that in Germany at the weekend.
"I think last year, where I just done the Women's Series, it [consistency] wasn't good enough," she admitted in an interview with Online Darts. "I'll be brutally honest, it wasn't great for my match practice.
"In hindsight, I need to play Challenge Tour, I need to do the Modus Super Series. I need to play all the best players that I can to improve my game.
"Hopefully this year that's what I'm going to do, play more competitive in that way and try to boost my game and get it back to how it was."
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