Top seed Lorraine Winstanley has advanced into the final of the British Darts Organisation Darts World Championship where she will face Japan’s Mikuru Suzuki, after semi-final action today in Frimley Green in England.
At the competition’s traditional home the Lakeside Country Club, Suzuki was the first to make it into the final with a 2-0 win over England’s Maria O’Brien.
She took the first set 3-2 and then took further control in the second, winning it 3-1 to seal the match and advance into the final for the first time.
Winstanley on the other side made it through in a tight match against Russia's Anastasia Dobromyslova.
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With Winstanley looking to make it into her first final, it was the Russian who took the first set 3-2.
The English top seed fought back to win the next two, and, therefore the match, with the final score reading 2-3, 3-1, 3-0.
In the men’s draw, meanwhile, it was a day of quarter-finals.
In the first match, fifth seed Michael Unterbuchner from Germany saw off Dutchman Willem Mandigers 5-4.
He is now set to face ninth seed Scott Waites from England, who beat compatriot Conan Whitehead in his last eight tie 5-3.
On the other side of the draw, England's defending champion Glen Durrant beat Northern Ireland's Kyle Mckinstry 5-2 and Wales' Jim Williams triumphed over Scott Mitchell, another Englishman, 5-3.