Darts star Fallon Sherrock has made yet more history after becoming the first woman to hit a nine-dart finish at a PDC tournament.
Sherrock hit a nine-darter as she defeated Marco Verhofstad 5-3 in their first round match at the ninth and final PDC Challenge Tour event of the weekend in Hildesheim.
Sherrock is now set to face Max Hopp in the second round and was roundly praised on social media for her achievement, with fellow darts player Matthew Edgar tweeting: "Was literally asked on live stream 2 days ago about a female 9 darter.
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"My answer was soon. Never thought it be that quick!!! Well done Fallon a famous pin badge coming her way."
"No matter what anyone says that in itself is a great achievement," added a darts fan. While another wrote: "About time, she's teased it a few times. Great to see." A third fan tweeted: "Love this! @Fsherrock is such a phenomenal darts player."
Sherrock admitted ahead of this year's Challenge Tour she was hoping to "boost my game" after a disappointing run of form, having suffered first-round defeats in her two World Championship appearances since making history at the 2020 tournament.
"I think last year, where I just done the Women's Series, it [consistency] wasn't good enough," she admitted in an interview with Online Darts. "I'll be brutally honest, it wasn't great for my match practice.
"In hindsight, I need to play Challenge Tour, I need to do the Modus Super Series. I need to play all the best players that I can to improve my game.
"Hopefully this year that's what I'm going to do, play more competitive in that way and try to boost my game and get it back to how it was."
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