Fallon Sherrock’s Grand Slam of Darts ambition comes to an end when Peter Wright wins the quarter-finals.
Fallon Sherrock’s unprecedented Grand Slam run came to an end on Saturday evening when she was defeated by Peter Wright 16 legs to 13 in a spirited showing.
The World No. 2 overcame some early setbacks to reach the semi-finals, where he will face Michael Smith with the hopes of meeting Gerwyn Price or James Wade in the final.
Despite her remarkable victory over Mensur Suljovic in the second round, which she won by a full five legs, Fallon entered the match as a heavy underdog.
The 27-year-old made history again this week after becoming the first woman to win a match at the PDC World Championships in 2019.
Following a 5-1 loss to the aforementioned Snakebite in her tournament opener, the Milton Keynes native defeated both Mike De Decker and Gabriel Clemens in the group stage.
She smashed eight 180s in her knockout win over Suljovic, but her average of just over 90 showed she may struggle if Wright regained some of the form that helped him win the World Championship in 2020.
Wright, who lost to Clemens but still won the group, defeated Jose de Sousa 10-9 in the last round and will now face Bully Boy, who defeated Michael van Gerwen.
How far will Fallon get in the PDC World Championships in 2022? Tell us what you think in the comments area. “I’m very proud of myself for averaging nearly 100,” Fallon remarked of the result.
“I gave it my all, and now I’m completely spent.”
“This week has been absolutely wonderful,” she continued, “I wanted to reach the Grand Slam and I did, and I made a dent in it, and I’m really happy of myself.”
With her 5-0 victory over De Decker, Fallon set a new women’s TV average and became the first woman to advance to the knockout stages of the competition.
“I’m going into that game thinking if I can take a doubles out, get close to him, maybe it’ll be a different scenario,” she said before the match.
“I’m just going to go in the same way I’ve gone in the last two games.” You know what, I’m going to play like everyone else. The news is summarized by Brinkwire.