The World Series of Darts heads to Copenhagen this weekend and Abigail Davies expects Sherrock's match with Labanauskas to be the standout first round tie...
"The Queen of the Palace has given darts exposure like never before and while her performance in The Big Apple was underwhelming, she has fond memories of her displays in Denmark"
Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen is favourite to retain his title at 11/4 with last weekend's World Series winner and man in form Michael Smith available at 10/3 to win a fourth tournament in less than three weeks.
Fallon won't be fond of her first round draw
Not only has Fallon Sherrock had to deal with being a rising star of this game and the ever-growing interest in her, the 27-year-old has had her place in the World Series events questioned by many who don't seem able to grasp the purpose of these tournaments and as a result, why she is included.
Her popularity in New York and all over the world aside, Sherrock will of course be disappointed with what she produced on the oche against Leonard Gates last week, averaging well below what we know she is capable of and looking uncomfortable throughout the match.
It was here in Copenhagen where she produced one of the finest comebacks ever in the World Series though, coming from 9-3 down to beat Dimitri van den Bergh in the semi-final and set up a meeting with MvG, who she pushed all the way.
The Queen of the Palace has given darts exposure like never before and while her performance in The Big Apple was underwhelming, she has fond memories of her displays in Denmark and she'll be hoping for a repeat this time around.
The Nordic representative that the eight PDC players will have most wanted to avoid is probably Darius Labanauskas. The Lithuanian hasn't been throwing big numbers very much this year but we all know that he can be a test for anyone on his day.
Lucky D is a very steady player and comes into this off the back of winning an event on the Nordic and Baltic tour. He's not put in a three figure average since August of last year but has already beaten the likes of Gary Anderson and Stephen Bunting in 2022.
Sherrock will undoubtedly need to play better than she did last week if she is to have a chance of emulating what she did here last year and is 15/8 to progress to the quarter-finals.
She didn't hit a single one last weekend but we know that when she is on her game, Sherrock scores well. She is 11/10 to hit +1.5 on Friday evening.