Fallon Sherrock took the PDC World Darts Championship by storm at Alexandra Palace but how much did she earn in her record-breaking run?
Fallon Sherrock emerged as the new crowd favourite at the PDC World Darts Championship having rewritten the history books with her results at Alexandra Palace. The 25-year-old became the first woman to beat a man at the tournament with a first-round victory over Ted Evetts, which she followed up with a triumph against 11th seed Mensur Suljovic.
Sherrock has become massively popular at Ally Pally and was looking to book a spot in the last 16 against 22nd-seeded Chris Dobey.
But after going a set up and then 2-1 up, Sherrock lost 4-2 to miss out on the next round.
So far in her career she has accrued £75,258 in prize money, according to Darts Database.
Her first-round win over Evetts pocketed her £7,500. And a triumph over Suljovic saw her earn a further £15,000.
Beating Dobey would have seen Sherrock guarantee herself £35,000.
But as a result of her defeat, in which Dobey averaged 101 and hit 180s on 11 occasions, she leaves having raked in £25,000.
Sherrock told Sky Sports post-match: “I’ve enjoyed myself so much! I’ve been backed so well.
“Unfortunately, it wasn’t my result but I can’t take it away from him – he played so well. I’ve enjoyed it so much.
“Thank you so much, it’s been amazing. I hope I experience it again because it’s been unbelievable.
“Hopefully I’ll be back here next year. I’ve got the Ladies’ BDO World Championships next week so go there and let’s see where I go from there.”
Dobey said: “I knew what I had to do from the start. I said in interviews before, this girl can play. I knew I had to do my best.
“I wasn’t doing anything wrong in the game and I’m like 1-0 and 2-1 down and I’m thinking, ‘How am I getting beat here?!’
“But it’s astonishing, she fully deserves all the support.”
Dobey will go on to play Glen Durrant in the next stage.
He will pocket £50,000 if he wins that match.