Fallon Sherrock makes history in thrilling five-set classic to become first woman to win at the PDC World Darts Championships

Fallon Sherrock is the fifth woman to compete at the PDC world championships (PA Images)
Fallon Sherrock is the fifth woman to compete at the PDC world championships (PA Images)
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Fallon Sherrock defeated Ted Evetts in an epic five-set battle to etch her name in the history books as the first woman to win at the PDC World Darts Championships.

After taking a 1-0 lead, the 25-year-old was punished for missing at double eight and three times at double four as Evetts went 2-1 in front.

But Sherrock forced a decider and dominated the final set, finishing with a double 18 to spark bedlam in the Alexandra Palace crowd.

"I have proved that we can play the men and can beat them," said Sherrock.

"I am speechless. I don't know what to say. Thank you everyone," she said. "I feel really happy because I have made something for women's darts.

"I can't believe it. To do that on the biggest stage, wow. I am so happy that I can continue it rather than go out.

"This is definitely one of the best moments I've had. I'm just so happy. I've just made history. I can't believe it. I've made a great achievement for women's darts."

Sherrock was a 2000/1 outsider before the tournament got underway, but after her victory over world number 77 Evetts those odds have more than halved.

Tuesday results:

First round:

Ryan Searle (Eng) 3-2 Robbie King (Aus)

Cristo Reyes (Spa) 3-2 Lourence Ilagan (Phi)

Rowby-John Rodriguez (Aut) 0-3 Noel Malicdem (Phi)

Ritchie Edhouse (Eng) 3-1 Boris Koltsov (Rus)

Jose De Sousa (Por) 0-3 Damon Heta (Aus)

Ted Evetts (Eng) 2-3 Fallon Sherrock (Eng)

Second round:

Jeffrey de Zwaan (Ned) 3-2 Darin Young (US)

Krzysztof Ratajski (Pol) 3-1 Zoran Lerchbacher (Aut)

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