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Laura Turner upsets Beau Greaves on the PDC Women’s Series which sees 4 totally different winners because the race to succeed in the Women’s World Matchplay hots up; The Premier League Play-Offs return to The O2 in London on Thursday, May 25 – stay on Sky Sports Action from 7pm
Last Updated: 20/05/23 10:34am
Sky Sports’ Laura Turner upset Beau Greaves after one other dramatic weekend of motion on the PDC Women’s Series with the race to succeed in Blackpool heating up properly.
Greaves dominated the opening weekend of the 2023 Women’s Series in February, claiming a hat-trick of titles at Leicester’s Morningside Arena, earlier than Japanese sensation Mikuru Suzuki ended her exceptional 70-match profitable run with Event Three success.
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Teenage sensation ‘Beau ‘n’ Arrow’ got here by means of a 118-player subject to say the £2,000 prime prize in Event Five, whereas Welsh star Rhian O’Sullivan underlined her credentials to say a maiden Women’s Series crown towards Greaves in Event Six.
Ireland’s Robyn Byrne gained her first title with success in Event Seven, defeating Turner 5-1 within the last earlier than Suzuki swept to victory in Event Eight.
Turner recorded arguably the most important scalp of her profession so far because the Surrey thrower shocked Greaves 5-4 within the quarter-finals of Event Seven en path to the ultimate.
“To beat Beau, who is the in-form player, I was really pleased,” she stated. “I just ran out of steam in the end against Robyn, but she played really well all weekend. I would have taken that beforehand.
“We know the averages that Beau can put in though she did not fairly discover that prime gear towards me, however from my perspective it was all about holding my nerve. She missed three darts at double within the deciding leg. She gave me an opportunity and I used to be simply happy to have taken it.”
Turner believes the latest Women’s Series showcased the strength in depth on the tour, while the race to reach the Women’s Matchplay is still very much up for grabs.
“Beau has dominated the collection since she joined the tour final yr, however even earlier than that it was all the time Lisa (Ashton) and Fallon (Sherrock) profitable, so I believe it is nice simply to see the depth coming by means of,” Turner said. “Having 4 totally different winners and 4 high quality winners, I believe it is testomony as a result of we’re pushing and making an attempt to compete.
“There really isn’t any easy games because you know that it’s such an open draw there can be some brutal matches. There is no switch-off time. You have to hit the ground running.”
1. Beau Greaves £18,100
2. Mikuru Suzuki £9,800
3. Rhian O’Sullivan £4,900
4. Robyn Byrne £4,500
5. Fallon Sherrock £4,150
6. Lisa Ashton £4,100
7. Aileen de Graaf £3,000
8. Lorraine Winstanley £2,700
11. Laura Turner £2,050
The Women’s Series returns on June 24-25 for an extra 4 occasions, which is able to happen at Halle 39 in Hildesheim, with the highest eight gamers on the rolling Women’s Series Order of Merit after Event 12 qualifying for the Women’s World Matchplay, which takes place on Sunday, July 23 on the Winter Gardens.
On the race to Blackpool, Turner stated: “It’s still very open so it’s going to be an interesting one and it will go down to the wire.
“The weekend in Hildesheim goes to be massive relying on who travels however I’m hoping to see fairly a excessive variety of entries heading over to Germany. It’s all all the way down to efficiency on the day and the draw.”
“When the collection has been dominated by the identical gamers, you realize it’s a must to enhance and it’s a must to take these alternatives as and once they current themselves. We’re additionally getting used to enjoying in that surroundings. It’s aggressive and thrilling.
“I will be practising because I want to give myself an opportunity to do well. I want to progress and I want to make the Matchplay but I also want to perform and play well so there’s something I can keep taking forward.”
Turner, who works as a recruitment coordinator for her day job, additionally moonlights as a darts analyst for Sky Sports in addition to enjoying common occasions for her native crew and on the Women’s Series, which makes for a busy life-style.
Giving a run-down of her routine, Turner stated: “I worked the day and then travelled up to Sheffield for Thursday night’s Premier League then left at 5 o’clock in the morning to get back for work and then I was up at the crack of dawn to head to Milton Keynes for the Women’s Series, so it can be tough but I wouldn’t change it for the world.
“I really like the commentary facet. I really like enjoying the darts and recognize all the pieces that is being put on the market for us on the Women’s Series. By the time I acquired to the fourth occasion, I used to be fairly drained.”
The prime two gamers from the ultimate PDC Women’s Series Order of Merit will qualify to compete within the 2023/24 World Darts Championship, alongside the winner of the 2023 Women’s World Matchplay.
We’re again for extra Premier League Darts motion from London’s O2 for the Play-Offs on Thursday, May 25 – stay on Sky Sports Action from 7pm.