Beau Greaves loses only four legs in entire Matchplay to books PDC Worlds spot

Beau Greaves earned a £10,000 pay check and secured her spot at the PDC World Championships by easing to victory at the Women's World Matchplay.

The 19-year-old sensation beat Noa-Lynn van Leuven by four legs to nil in her quarter-final and Robyn Byrne 5-3 in her semi-final with an average of 89.51.

'Beau 'n' Arrow' then took on Mikuru Suzuki in the final and despite being a distance from her blistering best did enough to win 6-1 to lift the iconic trophy in Blackpool's Winter Gardens. Greaves said on Sky Sports: "I got over the line and I'm happy as Larry. I'm so grateful to be holding this trophy.

"I just had to do what I had to do. I need to get more comfortable on the stage because it's hard to get a good range. I'm looking forward to another great year."

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The WDF No. 1 has now booked her spot at the World Championships for a second year in a row after running William O'Connor close at Alexandra Palace last year.

Greaves will be looking to repeat the feat that made Fallon Sherrock the Queen of the Palace by seeing off a male competitor, which Sherrock did twice in 2020.

Greaves, who hit three 180s in the final to the delight of the crowd, won 70-matches in a row earlier in the year but felt relived when it came to an end.

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Speaking on the Love the Darts podcast, she said: "I was relieved to get beat to be honest, I still came out of it winning the last event.

"I think when I lost to Mikuru, it sounds weird to say but I was genuinely happy. If I was going to lose to anybody I'm glad it was Mikuru.

"I was sort of waiting for it to come about which is probably the wrong attitude to have but I think I couldn't help it. I just went back to the table and that was it."

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Greaves began playing the sport at just 10 years old back in 2013 and has since picked up WDF majors in the World Championship, World Masters, Australian Open and Dutch Open.

The 2024 Paddy Power World Darts Championship will go ahead from December 15 until January 3, with Michael Smith the reigning champion.

Only a handful of players including Greaves have already qualified, with Jeffrey de Graaf, Marko Kantele and Darren Penhall coming through regional routes.

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