18 December 2019 14:36
The video will start in 8 Cancel Sign up to FREE daily email alerts from mirror - daily news Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email Fallon Sherrock plans to mark her record-breaking darts triumph by donating to a charity close to her heart. Sherrock, 25, became the first woman to beat a man at the PDC World Championships as she defeated Ted Evetts 3-2 at Alexandra Palace. She was a 2000-1 shot before the match and broke down in tears after the stunning victory, which will see her pocket £7,500. Sherrock appeared on Good Morning Britain on Wednesday morning and confirmed her plans to donate her winning board to the National Autistic Society. Her five-year-old son Rory is supported by the charity and Sherrock is keen to repay the staff that work tirelessly.
Sherrock, who developed kidney disease in 2014, put her skills to the test against presenter Piers Morgan - picking up a routine victory. On her success, she added: "I have always had the game but us women have never had the opportunity to prove it. "I proved to myself and everyone else that women can play darts against men - and we can beat them. "There was a lot of pressure going into the game but I forgot all about it." (Image: Getty Images) Women's world champion Mikuru Suzuki had come close after being edged out by James Richardson at Alexandra Palace on Sunday night But Sherrock broke history and will go on to face Mensur Suljovic, the 11th seed, in round two. (Image: PA) Evetts had lost his throw in the opening leg of the deciding set, as Sherrock - cheered on by the vocal support at a packed Alexandra Palace - moved 2-0 ahead.
The 22-year-old held his next arrows - but another big score from Sherrock left her with three match darts at double 18. Sherrock, 25, from Milton Keynes, took a second match dart to write her name into the history books (CNN) Darts player Fallon Sherrock entered the history books Tuesday when she became the first woman to beat a man in a world championship match. Sherrock battled back from two sets to one down to seal a victory over Ted Evetts at the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) event at Alexandra Palace in London, sending the crowd wild. "I'm absolutely over the moon," said Sherrock in a post-match interview. "I can't believe I've just made history." 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 The PDC men's World Championship features 96 players each year, and there are two spots for women. "We just need more opportunities to prove ourselves," she said of the decision to allow mixed competition. Read More