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Fallon Sherrock Incredibly Beats Mensur Suljovic In PDC World Championship

Fallon Sherrock Incredibly Beats Mensur Suljovic In PDC World Championship

Fallon Sherrock incredibly made history for the second time in a week by beating 11th seed Mensur Suljovic to make it into the third round of the PDC World Championship.

Earlier in the week Sherrock became the first woman to win a match in the main draw of the tournament, when she beat Ted Evans 3-2 in the first round.

That set up a second round match with 11th seed Suljovic and a whole new challenge to make it through to the third round.

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She found herself two legs down in the first set but fought back to win the set 3-2, leaving the Serbian smiling and shaking his head as he went off for the break.

Sherrock after winning the first set. Image: PA Images
Sherrock after winning the first set. Image: PA Images

Sherrock then led the second set 2-0 before throwing away the set herself, despite having the darts at 2-2 but she once again came back in the third set when 2-0 down to make win and lead 2-1 on sets.

The pair traded breaks at the beginning of the fourth set and Suljovic then held to lead 2-1 despite missing several darts at double as the pressure mounted on him.

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The 25-year-old then held her throw to put pressure back on her more experienced opponent, who needed to hold throw to take it to a fifth set decider.

Sherrock throwing during the match. Image: PA Images
Sherrock throwing during the match. Image: PA Images

Supporters at Alexandra Palace booed Suljovic throughout and cheered his opponent but he threw a brilliant 180 to put himself within 127 before showing frustration when he hit a three trying to check out.

Sherrock needed 86 and hit a huge bullseye under immense pressure to win the match and go through!

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The crowd went utterly wild and the 2015 Women's World Championship runner up looked shocked on the stage after the win telling Sky Sports, "I can't believe it. I think I've just taken out a seed. I don't know. I'm speechless."

Sherrock now has a few days off before her third round, coming after the Christmas break, and will face Chris Dobey during Friday's afternoon session.

Topics: world championships, Darts News

Ryan Sidle

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