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Fallon Sherrock: I've proved to the world women can beat men at darts

History-maker Fallon Sherrock says she has shown everyone that women can beat at darts after defeating Ted Evetts on Tuesday.

Sherrock became the first woman to beat a man at the PDC World Darts Championship when she defeated Ted Evetts.

Women's world champion Mikuru Suzuki had come close after being edged out by James Richardson at Alexandra Palace on Sunday night

Sherrock, a former BDO Women's World Championship runner-up, recovered from losing the opening set to beat PDC Development Tour winner Evetts 3-2 - scoring some six 180s with a match average of just over 91 in their first-round contest.

"I've always had the game, but us women have never had the opportunity to prove it and last night I proved myself and everyone else that us women can play men at darts and beat them," Sherrock told Good Morning Britain.

"Honestly, it was amazing, I don't know how to put it into words. I felt emotional because I just could not believe what I've done."

The PDC guarantee two spots for women at the World Championships each year to ensure female representation.

Sherrock says her five-year-old autistic son, Rory, will be really proud of her achievement and he loves the fact his mother is a darts player.

Sherrock Credit: PA

The board which was used for her historic victory will now be donated to an autistic charity to auction off in order to raise funds.

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 and will go on to face Mensur Suljovic, the 11th seed, in round two.

Sherrock is popular with the crowd. Credit: PA

Only a few short years ago Sherrock was a hairdresser in Milton Keynes but now she is making history as a female darts player all over the world.

She began playing in her teens and quickly joined the England youth team before being crowned the WDF World Cup 2011 Girls Singles Champion when she was just 17.

Sherrock continued to cut hair in the first years of her sporting career, then won the Girls World Masters and the Women's Jersey Open the next year.

Sherrock reached the final of the women's BDO World Darts Championship when she was only 20 in 2015.

The right-handed thrower started as a youth with the Buckinghamshire County Darts team, which plays in the village of Wing's Sports and Social Club.

She also said she suffers from a kidney problem which prevents her from drinking alcohol and previously caused her face to swell up, leading to abuse online after competitions.