Fallon Sherrock and Noa-Lynn Van Leuven victorious as PDC Women’s Series begins | Darts News

Fallon Sherrock achieved victory in Event One as the 2024 PDC Women’s Series kicked off in Wigan; Sherrock secured her win with a deciding-leg triumph over Beau Greaves; Noa-Lynn Van Leuven put on a stellar performance to claim victory in Event Two

Fallon Sherrock and Noa-Lynn van Leuven both won titles as the 2024 PDC Women’s Series kicked off in Wigan.

The first day of action saw 111 players compete at the Robin Park Tennis Centre, with Sherrock continuing her winning streak from the previous year.

The 29-year-old claimed victory in four of the last five Women’s Series events in 2023, and carried that momentum into Event One.

Sherrock had to survive two match darts in the closing stages to beat Greaves

Sherrock secured the win with a thrilling deciding-leg victory over Beau Greaves, surviving two match darts in the final moments to claim her fourth consecutive win against the Doncaster player.

The trailblazer from Milton Keynes advanced to the quarter-finals with three whitewash victories against Denise Cassidy, Jane Robson, Deta Hedman, and Anca Zijlstra.

In the quarter-finals, Sherrock overcame Kim Holden before mounting an impressive comeback from 2-0 down to defeat Irish newcomer Katie Sheldon in the semi-finals.

Greaves also put on a strong performance and took home the £1,000 runner-up prize, showcasing a 101 average in her dominant first-round victory over Lainey Webb.

The current Women’s World Matchplay champion also defeated Lisa Ashton and Van Leuven, before coming back from a 4-2 deficit to edge out debutant Gemma Hayter in the semi-finals.

Sherrock also reeled off five consecutive legs from 2-0 down to deny Irish youngster Katie Sheldon in the semi-finals

However, Van Leuven avenged her previous loss to Greaves on her way to winning Event Two, putting on impressive displays to claim her first PDC Women’s Series title.

Van Leuven breezed through to the last 16 without dropping a single leg, and she delivered an exceptional 11-dart leg to seal a 5-3 victory against Greaves in the quarter-finals.

The Dutch player then showcased a 101 average and hit six 180s to win a high-quality semi-final match against Sherrock, setting up a final showdown against Sheldon.

Van Leuven started strong with a remarkable 170 checkout, and despite some late struggles on the doubles, she sealed a 5-2 victory to enhance her chances of qualifying for the Betfred Women’s World Matchplay.

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