Fallon Sherrock has made darts history by becoming the first woman to beat a man at the PDC World Darts Championship.
The 25-year-old averaged 91.12 and hit six 180s en route to the first-round win over Ted Evetts.
Sherrock won a gripping match 3-2 and in the final set leading 2-1, Evetts missed the bullseye to make it 2-2 which allowed Sherrock to clinch the match with a double 18 on her second dart.
SHERROCK MAKES HISTORY.
Fallon Sherrock has become the first woman to win a match at the PDC World Championship.
Just look at these scenes, a history making moment for darts. pic.twitter.com/zqoOeyQLmt
— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) December 17, 2019
Sherrock is the fifth woman to compete at the PDC World Darts Championship and the fourth since a new qualification pathway for women was introduced last year which means that two of the 96 competitors each year are women.
Japan’s Mikuru Suzuki who qualified via the Rest of World qualifier, lost her opening match to James Richardson in sudden death on Sunday.
Sherrock will now face No 11 seed, Austria’s Mensur Suljovic, in the second round.