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Darts sensation Beau Greaves hit new heights as she sealed a place at the PDC World Championship by following in the footsteps of two icons of the sport, Phil Taylor and Michael van Gerwen.
The 18-year-old from Doncaster won all four Women’s Series events over the weekend – adding to the four she won in Germany in the summer – to make it 52 consecutive wins in the competition.
On Saturday, Greaves claimed back-to-back titles in Events 17 and 18 to set up a thrilling finale in the race for World Championship qualification, as she trailed Fallon Sherrock by £250 ahead of the year’s final two Women’s Series events.
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Greaves maintained her unstoppable form to seal an Alexandra Palace debut, prevailing in Events 19 and 20 to qualify alongside Order of Merit leader Lisa Ashton, with Sherrock missing out. In doing so she became only the third player to win eight consecutive PDC ranking event, with Taylor and Van Gerwen the only other players to have done so.
Greaves holds the record for the longest winning streak in the Women’s Series with 52 and counting. Ashton is next up with 17 while Sherrock has won 16 straight matches on two separate occasions.
“It’s a brilliant day for me,” said Greaves, who didn’t even compete in the first 12 Women’s Series events.
“I did not think I would get to Ally Pally at all. I felt like such an underdog and I’m still in shock. It hasn’t sunk in yet.
“You have got to beat the best to be the best. I’m so happy. It’s such a massive achievement.”
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Greaves kicked off Sunday’s action with a record-breaking Event 19 victory, posting the highest average by a female player to defeat Sherrock in a spectacular final.
She averaged 107.86 to close out a thrilling 5-3 victory, extending her winning run to 45 games in the process.
Sherrock’s defeat to Mikuru Suzuki in the last 16 of Event 20 ended her hopes of qualification, but Greaves continued her charge, storming through to the final for the loss of only three legs.
The WDF women’s world champion faced Suzuki in her final match of the weekend. Greaves raced into an early 2-0 lead courtesy of back-to-back 14-darters, and although Suzuki avoided the whitewash, Greaves followed up her second 180 with a two-dart 64 kill to triumph with another 14-dart leg.
Ashton – who scooped seven Women’s Series titles in 2022 – will make her fourth appearance at the World Darts Championship, while Greaves will become the seventh different woman to feature in the sport’s biggest event.
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