Fallon Sherrock
Fallon Sherrock

Fallon Sherrock throws nine-dart finish to make more darts history

Fallon Sherrock became the first female player to hit a nine-dart finish in a PDC event when she produced a perfect leg in the Winmau Challenge on Saturday.

Already the first woman to win a match at the PDC World Championship and first to reach the last 16 of a major, Sherrock added another historic achievement to her list against Marco Verhofstad.

Sherrock's nine-darter, which came courtesy of 180-180-141, took her into a 3-0 lead and she eventually went on to win 5-3 to advance to the second round of the Winmau Challenge Tour Event Nine.

After averaging over 99 to defeat German star Max Hopp in round two, she continued her charge to reach the last 16, where she succumbed to former Lakeside winner Christian Kist.

Sherrock is no stranger to making history, becoming the first woman to triumph on the Alexandra Palace stage with wins over Ted Evetts and Mensur Suljovic at the 2019 World Darts Championship.

The Milton Keynes star also made a final on her World Series of Darts debut in 2020, before becoming the first female player to reach a TV ranking quarter-final at the 2021 Grand Slam of Darts.

Sherrock lifted the inaugural Betfred Women’s World Matchplay title last summer, and she came agonisingly close to securing a PDC Tour Card at Qualifying School in January.

The 'Queen of the Palace' will return to PDC competition for a home game in May, when the third weekend of Winmau Challenge Tour action takes place at Milton Keynes’ Marshall Arena from May 5-7.

Sherrock will also headline the second weekend on the PDC Women's Series circuit, with Events 5-8 set to be held at the Marshall Arena on May 13-14.

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