Fallon’s fairytale is OVER! Queen of Darts Sherrock is beaten 4-2 in the third round of the World Championship… but still walks away with a £25,000 prize after two wins at Alexandra Palace
- Fallon Sherrock and Chris Dobey are battling to advance to the fourth round
- Sherrock, from Milton Keynes, raced to a first set lead over the 22nd seed
- Dobey has fought back twice and now leads 3-2 at Alexandra Palace
- 25-year-old Sherrock has been in fine form, beating 11th seed Mensur Suljovic
- Sherrock continues her magnificent journey in the PDC World Championship
Fallon Sherrock’s fairytale journey is over after the 25-year-old was knocked out of the PDC World Championship by Chris Dobey in front of a raucous Alexandra Palace on Friday.
Sherrock, from Milton Keynes, had entered the third round contest with 22nd seed Dobey been in scintillating form, having seen off Ted Evans and 11th seed Mensur Suljovic on her way to Friday’s showdown, earning the title Queen of Darts.
But her journey is over after Dobey came from behind twice to come out on top in a 4-2 victory, to advance to the fourth round of this year’s Championship.
Fallon Sherrock is out of the PDC World Championships after losing to Chris Dobey
The 25-year-old fell to a 4-2 defeat to her fellow Brit in front of a packed Alexandra Palace
Fan favourite Sherrock received a hero’s welcome as she made her way to the oche
The 25-year-old progressed to the last 32 with a 3-1 win over 11th seed Mensur Suljovic
It looked as though a shock was on the cards once again as Sherrock stormed into the lead with a blitzing first leg to the shock of Dobey. Tennis great Billie Jean King tweeted her support of the 25-year-old as the match was being played out.
She said: ‘Congratulations, @Fsherrock! Keep it up!’
Dobey was struggling to hit his exit shots as Sherrock fired back with some tonne-plus exits to the delight of the watching Ally Pally. She would lead 2-1 before Dobey mounted a comeback.
The 29-year-old found his rhythm to win the following three sets and send the fan favourite home.
Sherrock captured the hearts and minds of the nation with her display at the Championship, and received a message of support from tennis great Billie Jean King to congratulate her for her performances.
Sherrock was left stunned by King’s first message after her win over 11th seed Mensur Suljovic, saying: ‘Oh my God, I never thought someone like that would be contacting me or congratulating me. I mean, this is me. I’m just a normal person. This stuff doesn’t happen to me.’
Sherrock has stormed the PDC World Championships and is winning plenty of plaudits
She takes on 22nd seed Chris Dobey on Friday as the pair battle to advance to round 4
But for now, attention has turned to Dobey, who will pose questions of his own as he bids to advance to the fourth round on Friday.
The 29-year-old, who was booed as he made his way to the stage, reached the semi finals of the World Grand Prix earlier this year, and made the final four of the Players’ Championship a matter of weeks later.
Asked if she could go all the way in the tournament, Sherrock told Sky Sports: ‘Why not? I have won two games, I am just going to take each game as it comes but there is nothing to say that I can’t.
‘I have just proved that we (women) can beat anyone. I have beaten two of the best players in the world. If that doesn’t show that women can play darts, I don’t know what does.’