BDO World Darts results: Mikuru Suzuki whitewashes Lisa Ashton to defend her ladies title

Mikuru Suzuki defended her world title
Mikuru Suzuki defended her world title

Japan's Mikuru Suzuki successfully defended her BDO World Championship title with a comprehensive 3-0 win over top seed Lisa Ashton at the O2 Arena.

Ashton was looking to reclaim the title she won four times between 2014 and 2018 but, having won the opening leg, was second best thereafter albeit not on the averages.

Suzuki also trailed 2-1 in the third set but her double hitting was far superior on the night and she only needed one chance to clinch victory.

The 37-year-old, who stunned Ashton 12 months ago on her debut in the first round, extends her perfect record of match wins on the world stage to eight while she's only dropped two sets - both of which coming at the Indigo.

Suzuki came agonisingly close to pipping Fallon Sherrock to becoming the first woman to win a match at the PDC World Darts Championship when losing a deciding leg to James Richardson at the Ally Pally but this victory more than makes up for that disappointment.

She averaged 83 average compared to Ashton's slightly superior 85 while she hit one more 180 with three - although her opponent made the highest checkout of 118.

The Lancashire Rose hadn't dropped a set en route to the final but was unable to carve out a set dart in either that went to a deciding leg.

Saturday Results & Sunday Schedule

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Saturday January 12
Afternoon Session (2pm)
Men's Semi-Final (Best of 11 sets)
TV Coverage: Quest (freeview channel 37) & Eurosport

  • Scott Mitchell 3-6 Wayne Warren
  • Youth Final: Keane Barry 3-0 Leighton Bennett

Evening Session (7pm)
Semi-Final (Best of 11 sets)
Women's Final (Best of 5 sets)
TV Coverage: Eurosport

  • Mario Vandenbogaerde 4-6 Jim Williams
  • Lisa Ashton 0-3 Mikuru Suzuki

Sunday January 13
Evening Session (7pm)
Final (Best of 13 sets)
TV Coverage: Quest (freeview channel 37) & Eurosport

  • Wayne Warren v Jim Williams

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