'I love being on the big stage', Fallon Sherrock hoping US Masters success can reignite career

Fallon Sherrock will represent one of eight PDC players at the US Darts Masters this weekend, and the 'Queen of the Palace' is hoping some success might kickstart her career.

After enjoying a superb breakthrough in darts, Fallon Sherrock's career faced a major hurdle this year when the 27-year-old failed to win a tour card for 2022.

She stunned everyone back in 2019 when she burst onto the scene with a stunning run in the World Championships, and thereafter Sherrock quickly became the face of women's darts.

But the slight blip in her form has piled the pressure on her to return to winning ways, and she's hoping to do just that in this weekend's US Darts Masters.

"It is my first time to America and there couldn't be a better place to come," said Sherrock.

"It is really exciting, I am really excited I have still got the opportunity to come.

"I love playing on the big stage with all of the crowds. Not getting my tour card was a kick in the teeth. I tried my best, it wasn't good enough at the time. But I love being on the big stage.

"I think if I can win a match here, trying to get my foot in America would be one of the best things I could do, trying to publicise myself a little bit more.

Sherrock was selected as one of eight PDC players for the tournament, while the 16-player tournament also consists of eight North American representatives.

Her first match at New York's Hulu Theatre comes against qualifier Leonard Gates on Friday evening.

But while Sherrock has ambitions of shining in America, the 'Queen of the Palace' also outlined her long-term plans, which included a return to Ally Pally this year.

"I feel really privileged that I have got the opportunity to represent women in darts, playing in this event and others. Hopefully I can go with a bang," added Sherrock.

"My target for the rest of the year is get to Ally Pally again, do well in the women's events, play well in the World Series events and establish myself on this circuit.

"Trying to push the players and play to a level where I can get to the big events at home. There are all the events that I want to qualify for, that is my aim, to get back to where I was and be better than last time.

"This is what I could achieve on a regular basis if I carry on achieving these goals. This is something I want to keep doing."

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