Historic Greaves Delivers Super Bagel and Leaves Opposition Legless

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Women’s World and World Matchplay Champion Beau Greaves recorded another slice of history when she delivered the super bagel at a Women’s Series event last weekend:

The Doncaster star made history once again as she stormed the Sunday’s opening event (7) without dropping a leg, a feat previously unrivalled by the greats of the either sex. En route the World No.1 averaged 100.20 against Lisa Ashton in the last 16.

Noa-Lynn van Leuven and Greaves had shared the victories on Saturday as the year’s second PDC Women’s Series weekend began in Wigan.

Dutch ace Van Leuven followed up a maiden Women’s Series title of last month with another triumph and took the top prize in Event Five with a stunning fightback in the final.

Van Leuven went 4-0 down to Greaves as the 2023 Betfred Women’s World Matchplay champion made a superb start to the contest, which included back-to-back 13-darters.

Unusually Greaves was unable to close out victory, as Van Leuven began an impressive fightback with a 12-darter to force a decider. Van Leuven was first to a finish in leg nine, and posted double 16 to scoop the title as both players averaged over 90.

“It’s a great feeling but it’s been tough,” said Van Leuven. “I know what I’m capable of but I still have to do it. [This win] is going to be massive.”

Greaves bounced back in style to win Event Six later on Saturday, picking up her first PDC Women’s Series win in 11 events since her last victory in September.

Greaves also gained some revenge over Van Leuven for her earlier defeat, whitewashing her rival 5-0 in the semi-finals.

“I’m so happy,” admitted Greaves. “I’m so relieved to get that win over the line and recover from earlier on.

“To be honest, I wanted to lob my darts in the bin after that final – that was a hard one to take”.

Event Eight saw Suzuki come through a last-leg decider with Deta Hedman in the quarter-finals, before following up with victories over Ashton and Greaves as the Japanese star doubled her 2024 Women’s Series title tally.

Defeat to Noa-Lynn van Leuven, from 4-0 up, in Saturday’s final seemed to have stung Doncaster star Greaves into action. She disposed of the Dutch thrower at the semi final stage but seemed to run out of steam for the final.

The Women’s Series 2024 Super 8

1 Beau Greaves £8,400

2 Fallon Sherrock £6,900

3 Mikuru Suzuki £6,300

4 N-Lynn van Leuven £5,900

5 Lisa Ashton £2,800

6 Katie Sheldon £2,200

7 Robyn Byrne £1,900

8 Deta Hedman £1,800

The PDC Women’s Series continues with Events 9-12 on June 15-16.


Original Article: Darts World Extra (16) April 2024


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