Fallon Sherrock was glad to have "helped darts" after her PDC World Championship campaign came to an end on Friday.

She became the first female player to win a match at the world championship by seeing off Ted Evetts in round one and then stunned number 11 seed Mensur Suljovic.

Sherrock, 25, ultimately had her hopes ended with an entertaining 4-2 defeat to Chris Dobey but only after her accomplishments had made waves.

As well as delighting the Alexandra Palace crowd, her exploits have captured global attention with tennis legend Billie Jean King, Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker and actor Stephen Fry among the high-profile figures to send their support.

And Sherrock told reporters: "I have helped darts in general, I think there's people now who didn't watch darts but want to watch it. 

"Especially with the ladies game, I have proved we can compete with all these men, we need more opportunities. 

"I feel so confident up there, I feel so comfortable, the most comfortable I have ever played on a stage. I loved every minute of this experience. 

"The crowd were incredible again, I loved the way they were so supportive."

She added: "I've never experienced anything like it before but hopefully I will in the future because it's just unbelievable.

"I hope this journey can continue, I'm going to Q School in January where I hope to win a Tour Card and I've also got the World Series event in New York to look forward to in June."

Some fans dressed up as Sherrock for her third-round encounter with Dobey, which was a big surprise to her.

Sherrock continued: "I did see some when in the practice room. I thought, 'Ok, I have fans now!

"I didn't know how many people were actually dressed up, but it was cool. Nobody dresses up like me, I mean, come on, me!

"I've actually enjoyed myself so much and I didn't think this was ever possible."

Fallon Sherrock's run at the PDC World Championship came to an end on Friday as Chris Dobey claimed a 4-2 win in round three at Alexandra Palace.

The first woman to win a match at the championship had stunned world number 11 Mensur Suljovic in her previous outing, but overcoming Dobey proved a step too far for the 25-year-old.

Sherrock stormed into a two-leg lead in the first set, displaying the same unerring finishing which saw her stun Suljovic last weekend.

Dobey hauled himself back into contention, only to miss three successive double attempts as Sherrock sealed the set.

A 104 checkout from Sherrock at the start of set two had the crowd on their feet again, but world number 22 Dobey fought back and squared things up.

Sherrock kept her composure in a tense third set, nudging herself back ahead, but Dobey, who struggled with his finishing doubles throughout, ultimately got over the line.

A run of three legs on the bounce handed him the fourth set, with Dobey then moving his average above 100 to take a 3-2 lead.

It was an advantage he did not relinquish, checking out superbly from 141 before wrapping up the win with a double 20.

"I knew what I had to do," Dobey told Sky Sports. "This girl can play and I needed to be at my best. She's been outstanding and she deserves all of the support."

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