Darts sensation Fallon Sherrock to return at World Series Finals next month after shielding from coronavirus

Sherrock is now one of the biggest stars in world darts
Sherrock is now one of the biggest stars in world darts (PA Wire/PA Images)
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Darts sensation Fallon Sherrock will return to the oche for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic when she takes part in the World Series Finals in Austria next month.

The 26 year-old, who made history at the PDC world championships last year by becoming the first woman to win a match at the event, has been shielding throughout lockdown as she suffers from a kidney issue which puts her at high risk of contracting COVID-19.

Sherrock made history at the world championships last year (PA Wire/PA Images)

But Sherrock is now set to make her long-awaited comeback in Salzburg when the tournament gets underway from September 18-20.

Speaking on Twitter, she said: "Superb... can’t wait thank you to @OfficialPDC - @Servicesure @ModusDarts180 @DYNASTY_JAPAN @LstyleEurope #usedsoft."

Among the 24 players competing in Austria is the likes of world number one Michael van Gerwen and reigning world champion Peter Wright.

Meanwhile, Sherrock is one of 12 players who have been invited by organisers to take part in the event and pit their wits against the seeded favourites.

The PDC also announced earlier this week that a brand new women’s series will take place over four days in October, an event Sherrock could also compete in.

Prior to the pandemic, Sherrock had been invited to the World Series of Darts, but that opportunity was taken away from her when the event was cancelled.

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