Fallon Sherrock became the first female darts player to beat a man at the PDC World Championship on Tuesday.
Sherrock, a former runner-up at the women’s world championship, recovered from losing the opening set to beat Ted Evetts 3-2 in front of a raucous crowd at Alexandra Palace in London.
The Englishwoman made six 180s — a perfect score over three darts — and had a match average of 91.12 in their first-round match. She clinched the victory with a second attempt at double 18.
Women’s world champion Mikuru Suzuki took James Richardson to a sudden-death leg in the fifth set before losing on Monday.
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Three other women — Gayl King, Anastasia Dobromyslova and Lisa Ashton — have previously played matches at a PDC World Championship, darts’ flagship event.