Hayter Hunts Matchplay Place After Maiden PDC Title Win

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Gemma Hayter and Beau Greaves each claimed titles as the 2024 PDC Women’s Series continued in Wigan on Saturday.

Saturday’s opening double-header saw 80 of the world’s top female players in action at the Robin Park Tennis Centre, as Greaves racked up her 23rd Women’s Series title in the day’s opening event before Hayter added her name to the list of champions:

Event Ten saw Hayter spring a surprise as she become the 12th different winner of a Women’s Series event since its inception in 2020.

Hayter made her Women’s Series debut in Event One, and had already made two semi-finals and a quarter-final prior to Saturday’s action.

The Hampshire-based thrower thrashed Anastasia Dobromyslova 5-1 in the quarter-finals before seeing off Pauling 5-2 in the semi-finals.

In her maiden Women’s Series final, Hayter defeated Rhian O’Sullivan 5-3 to claim the biggest win of her career and thrust herself into a provisional qualification place for July’s Women’s World Matchplay.

Reigning Women’s World Matchplay champion Greaves had dropped just one leg in her opening three matches, before defeating Lorraine Winstanley 4-2 to reach the quarter-finals.

Victories over Finland’s Kirsi Viinikainen and Paige Pauling followed in the quarter-finals and semi-finals respectively to set up a final with Mikuru Suzuki.

Greaves came through a last-leg decider with the Japanese star to cement her place at the top of the 2024 Women’s Series Order of Merit.

The PDC Women’s Series continues with Events 11-12 on Sunday, with live coverage getting underway from approximately 1000 BST on PDCTV.

The top eight players on the PDC Women’s Series Order of Merit after Event 12 will qualify for the 2024 Betfred Women’s World Matchplay, which takes place at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens on Sunday July 21.

The top two players from the final Order of Merit will also qualify to compete in the 2024/25 Paddy Power World Darts Championship, alongside the winner of the 2024 Betfred Women’s World Matchplay.

See full event draws and results in the Match Centre.

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2024 PDC Women’s Series
Robin Park Tennis Centre Wigan
Saturday June 15
Event Seven

Paige Pauling 5-3 Eleanor Cairns
Beau Greaves 5-1 Kirsi Viinikainen
Steph Clarke 5-2 Aileen de Graaf
Mikuru Suzuki 5-0 Trina Gulliver

Beau Greaves 5-4 Paige Pauling
Mikuru Suzuki 5-0 Steph Clarke

Beau Greaves 5-4 Mikuru Suzuki

Event Ten

Paige Pauling 5-4 Kim Holden
Gemma Hayter 5-1 Anastasia Dobromyslova
Fallon Sherrock 5-0 Kirsty Hutchinson
Rhian O’Sullivan 5-4 Beau Greaves

Gemma Hayter 5-2 Paige Pauling
Rhian O’Sullivan 5-3 Fallon Sherrock

Gemma Hayter 5-3 Rhian O’Sullivan


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