Fallon Sherrock changes into darts outfit on TikTok
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Fallon Sherrock will no doubt be hoping to make more Grand Slam of Darts history this evening as she faces off with former world champion Peter Wright.
She became the first woman in the tournament’s history to advance out of the group stage, after defeating Gabriel Clemens 5-3, coming back from 3-1 down to eventually clinch the match with a remarkable 170 checkout.
The 27-year-old then put in another impressive showing to breeze past Mensur Suljiovic 10-5 on Thursday to set up a mouth-watering tie against Wright at Aldersley Leisure Village.
The Queen of the Palace has already lost to Snakebite in this event, after Wright prevailed 5-1 in the group stage but still heads into tonight’s clash full of confidence.
Sherrock said: “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.
“I’m just going to go in like I have been the last couple of games. You know what, I can play like everyone else and I’m going to give you a game.
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“I’m not going to just let you run away with it. I go into each game confident I’m going to win.”
World No 2 Wright heads into the game on the back of a nail-biting 10-9 win over Jose De Sousa in the round of 16 on Thursday night.
Despite securing a quarter-final place it is more than clear that the 51-year-old has not been playing his best darts in recent months, having lost four of his last seven matches on the oche.
As a former player, and Sky Sports darts pundit, Wayne Mardle believes Sherrock is playing the former world champion at the right time, whilst out of his best form.
Mardle said: “Fallon has a massive opportunity here.
“Peter Wright is probably the worst version of Peter Wright we’ve seen in years – he looked terrible tonight [Thursday] but the class of him, he got himself over the line.”
The Queen of the Palace has been a revelation within the professional darts world in recent years, becoming the leading female player to break into the men’s game.
Whilst Saturday’s quarter-final clash possibly poses her most difficult challenge yet, Mardle feels that whoever she plays does not matter to the 27-year-old.
Mardle went on: “I’ve never been one to say that Fallon can’t win this, but I always think that someone higher in the rankings will get to her in the end.
“Maybe it’s Peter Wright, maybe it’s not? But one thing is for sure again, she’s not afraid to cross the winning line against players that are better than her.
“She couldn’t care less, a double is a double and a player is a player. Good on her.”
Either Sherrock or Wright will take on Michael Van Gerwen or Michael Smith in the semi-final, whilst Gerwyn Price and James Wade have already booked their final four places, thanks to wins over Jonny Clayton and Rob Cross respectively.
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