Fallon Sherrock Becomes First Woman To Beat A Man At PDC World Darts Championships
A woman has beaten a man at the PDC World Darts Championships for the first time in its history.
Fallon Sherrock came from behind to beat Ted Evetts 3-2 at the event in London last night.
The 25-year-old - who was given odds of 2,000/1 to win the tournament before the match - fell 2-1 down but managed to turn the tide on the match and stun the crowd as she defeated Evetts, who is ranked 77 in the world.
Sherrock is the fifth woman to take part in the men's PDC Championships.
She earned her place by winning the UK and Ireland women's qualifying event.
Sherrock now goes on to face Austria's Mensur Suljovic in the second round.
Speaking after her win, she said she was proud to have left her mark on the game and to have made a positive impact on women's darts.
She said in an emotional post-match interview: "I am speechless. I don't know what to say. Thank you every one. I feel really happy because I have made something for women's darts.
"This is definitely one of the best moments I've had. I'm just so happy. I've just made history. I can't believe it. I've made a great achievement for women's darts."
"I'm speechless. I feel really happy, though, because I've proved that we can play the men and we can beat them."@Fsherrock on her historic win over @SuperTed180 at Alexandra Palace.- Sky Sports Darts (@SkySportsDarts) December 17, 2019
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Sharing a photo of herself after the win, she wrote: "I'm buzzing !!!!!!! can't believe I've made history tonight ... done it for the girls... that was amazing!"
I'm buzzing !!!!!!! can't believe I've made history tonight ... done it for the girls :sunglasses::sunglasses: that was amazing! pic.twitter.com/LfDeqGYUzE
- Fallon Sherrock (@Fsherrock) December 17, 2019
Her tweeting for the night didn't end there as what she'd achieved began to sink in.
I would like to thank @SuperTed180 for his kind words post match, he had 3000 people against him and I felt for him. But I had to do my job- Fallon Sherrock (@Fsherrock) December 17, 2019
Thank you to all my family, my friends and all the fans who made tonight the most amazing ever... @OfficialPDC @WilliamHill and to my loyal sponsors who made it all possible @LstyleEurope @DYNASTY_JAPAN @THEDJSHOP @ModusDarts180 @JasonThame, we did it :trophy::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:- Fallon Sherrock (@Fsherrock) December 18, 2019
She also couldn't believe she was going to be on Good Morning Britain the following day.
Her appearance on the show led to another victory, this time over show host Piers Morgan.
Fans also congratulated Sherrock on her historic victory.
One comment which stood out said: "Big Congratulations to Fallon Sherrock last night very deserving victory on the biggest stage in the world of darts."
You have to wonder how far she can go in the tournament after this historic victory.
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