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Sherrock in disbelief at King tweet

 

Arrow queen: Fallon Sherrock
Arrow queen: Fallon Sherrock

By Robert Jones

Fallon Sherrock said it was "incredible" to have her latest PDC World Darts Championship win tweeted about by Billie Jean King.

Sherrock stunned 11th seed Mensur Suljovic on Saturday night to win her second-round match 3-1 and continue her historic run at Alexandra Palace.

The 25-year-old, who now faces Chris Dobey on Friday, became the first woman to win a match at the tournament four days earlier by beating Ted Evetts.

Former world number one women's tennis player King, 76, a 12-time grand slam singles champion and a pioneer of gender equality, congratulated Sherrock on her latest victory.

"It hasn't all sunk in yet," Sherrock said. "I haven't had time to process the first game let alone this game.

"Then the fact that all these people are tweeting me, especially Billie Jean King. Oh my god, I never thought someone like that would be contacting me or congratulating me or anything like that. I mean, this is me. I'm just a normal person. This stuff doesn't happen to me, but it's incredible and I'm loving it.

When asked if she thought she could go on to win the tournament, Sherrock said: "Why not? The possibilities are endless now. Who's to say that I can't?

"I'm so looking forward to my next game and then just take each one as it comes. Who's to say I can't?"

Northern Ireland ace Daryl Gurney outclassed Justin Pipe to secure a 3-0 second-round victory. The last remaining Irish player will face England's Glen Durrant in the third round on Friday.

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