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Who is Fallon Sherrock and when’s her next match? Darts ace becomes first woman to beat a man at PDC World Championships

FALLON SHERROCK is the name on all darts fans' lips after she became the first woman to beat a man in the PDC World Championships.

The Buckinghamshire thrower beat Ted Evetts 3-2 to make history at the Alexandra Palace and reach round two.

She succeeded where many women have failed, but what do we know about Sherrock?

Who is Fallon Sherrock?

Sherrock was born July 1, 1994 in Buckinghamshire.

She started on the road to success at the Girls World Masters back in 2012, adding further glories at the women's Jersey Open and women's British Classic.

Sherrock has competed at every BDO World Championships in the female category since 2014, reaching the final in 2015 to fellow Englishwoman Lisa Ashton.

She currently ranks fourth on the BDO women's charts, having picked up the World Darts Trophy last year, along with two titles in 2019.

And she is not the only Sherrock on the darts scene, with twin sister Felicia having competed alongside her at the WDF Europe Cup Youth eight years ago.

Away from darts, Sherrock has a son, Rory, who was born in April 2014.

Did she have a health scare?

Almost as big as you can get.

Just months after giving birth to Rory, Sherrock developed a serious kidney problem that almost led to organ failure.

Speaking to SunSport's Rob Maul, she said: "About six months after I had my little boy in April 2014, I ended up getting a kidney disease.

"It was a worrying time. I started taking medication to weaken my immune system because that is what was attacking my kidneys.

"The problem was when I went on different medication, I suffered side effects.

"And the side effects caused ‘moon face’, where my face swelled up. It was a reaction.

"When I played in the BDO worlds on TV, I received a lot of criticism for how I looked.

Who will Sherrock play next?

After beating Ted Evetts in the first round, it does not get easier, as the top 32 players in the world join the competition.

Next up for Sherrock is 11th seed Mensur Suljovic, who played in the exclusive Premier League earlier this year.

She will face the Austrian on Saturday, December 21.

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