Fallon Sherrock put her hands over her face, shook her head in disbelief, then smiled and put away her arrows.
“I don't know how to do it,” said the English “darts queen” after she had reached the next milestone in the Grand Slam.
Sherrock made it into the quarter-finals in Wolverhampton as the first woman on live TV at an event of the PDC world association - and her fairy tale could go on.
Sherrock was deeply moved by her next success on the big darts stage, but in the last 16 duel with the Austrian Mensur Suljovic she had hardly shown any emotion before. The 27-year-old showed her qualities as ice cold and won 10: 5 despite the 2-0 deficit. Suljovic, who had already failed in the second round of the British two years ago at the World Cup, had no chance.
In the darts world, Sherrock, with her pink shirt and hydrogen-blonde hair, has long been more than just a splash of color. The "Queen of the Palace", as she has been called since her strong World Cup appearances, can now compete with the best of the best. And that's almost a little creepy to her. “I'm in the last eight in a major. How incredible is that? ", Sherrock asked," I'm really proud of myself. I knew I could do it. ”Now the former world champion Peter Wright from Scotland, to whom Sherrock lost 5-1 in the group stage, is waiting. "I'm really looking forward to playing against Peter," she said. "Hopefully I can score the doubles I missed against him last time, then it will be a closer game."
"Snakebite" Wright has been warned.
Sherrock had broken Lisa Ashton's women's record (100.3) during the week in a 5-0 “whitewash” against Mike de Decker from Belgium with an average of 101.55 points per shot.
She beat the German Gabriel Clemens 5: 3, while Sherrock checked 170 points and thus the highest possible finish to the match.Keywords: