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PDC Women’s Series: Fallon Sherrock edges world number one Beau Greaves to claim top prize in Wigan

Fallon Sherrock took the top prize in the opening event of the 2024 PDC Women’s Series with a 5-4 final victory over world number one Beau Greaves in Wigan.

However, Sherrock was unable to repeat the feat in the second of Saturday’s double-header at the Robin Park Tennis Centre after she was knocked out in the semi-finals by eventual winner Noa-Lynn van Leuven.

Greaves started Event One impressively and did not drop a leg until her last-16 meeting with Lisa Ashton, which the reigning Women’s World Matchplay champion still ended up winning 4-1 and she was also victorious over Van Leuven and Gemma Hayter to set up a final showdown with Sherrock.

A tight tussle between the world’s top two saw the score bounce back and forth as Greaves pulled 4-3 ahead but Sherrock, who won four of the last five Women’s Series events in 2023, drew level and overcame two match darts to take the win.

In Event Two, Greaves beat Ashton 4-1 again to progress into the last 16, but failed to reach a second successive final after being knocked out in the next round by Van Leuven.

Van Leuven also stopped Sherrock in the semi-finals after the 29-year-old English star eased into the final four following a dominant 5-0 win against Lorraine Winstanley, the Dutchwoman proving too good this time as she claimed a 5-3 victory with an average of 101.

Mikuru Suzuki met Katie Sheldon in the other semi-final and looked set to avenge her last-eight loss to the Irish youngster in Event One, but Sheldon produced a dramatic comeback to win three successive legs as she edged to a 5-4 win.

However, Van Leuven made easy work of Sheldon in the final to claim her maiden PDC Women’s Series title. The scores were locked at one apiece following the first couple of legs, but Van Leuven then reeled off four of the next five legs en route to a 5-2 victory.

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