Fallon Sherrock like ‘prime Phil Taylor’ in whitewash Grand Slam of Darts win

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Fallon Sherrock produced another dazzling display of darts to whitewash Mike de Dekker at the Grand Slam and earn comparisons with none other than Phil Taylor.

The Queen of the Palace, 27, rose to worldwide fame in 2019 when she became the first woman to a win a match at the world darts championships.

She has since played in the Premier League, earning a 6-6 draw with Glen Durrant, while earlier this year she lost in the final of the Nordic Darts Masters to Michael van Gerwen.

On Saturday she made her Grand Slam of Darts debut, losing 5-1 to former world champ Peter Wright, but she put the record straight less than 24 hours later with a devastating victory over De Dekker.

Needing a win to improve her chances of qualifying for the knockout stage, Sherrock threw some of the best darts of her career to whitewash the stunned Dutchman 5-0.

In doing so she clocked a new record women's TV average, beating the previous record set by Lisa Ashton earlier this year with 101.55.

It would have been even better for the Queen of the Palace had she not squandered a few chances at double at the end of the game.

Sherrock also hit four 180s and finished up with an impressive 56% checkout percentage.

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Her amazing performance was the subject of rave reviews on social media, where she received favourable comparisons with 16-time champion of the world Taylor.

One person said: "Fallon sherrock playing like a prime phil Taylor here . Wowzer."

Someone else added: "Fallon sherrock with some beautiful darts and wins 5-0 what a performance that was!"

A third person commented: "Fallon Sherrock that was sublime. A televised record average for a female darts player. Excellent."

While another user beamed: "Fallon Sherrock an absolute f****** beast on the dart board tonight #GrandSlamofDarts."

Sherrock was understandably delighted after getting off the mark in Group E. She told Sky Sports: "I think after last night I soaked up the atmosphere so I was a bit more relaxed going into today's performance.

I'm a lot happier with today's performance, I mean I can actually hit a double today. Coming into today's performance, I was like just get a win, get a win. I've been practising so hard, so I was like 'I can do this, I can do this, I know I can.

"I was filled with confidence coming into today and i was like 'hit a double, hit a double' because I knew I could score."

Sherrock will now face German star Gabriel Clemens on Tuesday in her final group match.

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