Queens' quest for Palace crown

Mikuru Suzuki & Fallon Sherrock (Lawrence Lustig/PDC)

Mikuru Suzuki and Fallon Sherrock are determined to make their mark at the William Hill World Darts Championship after securing debuts via the Women's Qualifiers.

Lakeside Women's Champion Suzuki is hoping to draw on her experience at November's Grand Slam of Darts as she bids to become the first female player to win a match in the PDC's World Championship.

The Japanese star takes on James Richardson at Alexandra Palace on Sunday and is confident of making an impact in the sport's most prestigious event. 

"I'm really excited about being here and want to show what I can do," said Suzuki.

"I do feel a bit of pressure but I think that is good for me. I'm looking forward to walking on and having fun with the crowd. 

"My ambition is to enjoy many wins in the PDC but I am just focusing on one game at a time and getting that first win."

Sherrock, a former Lakeside Women's Championship finalist, believes that there is an excellent chance for both her and Suzuki to showcase the ladies game. 

The 25-year-old meets PDC Unicorn Development Tour Order of Merit Winner Ted Evetts on Tuesday evening.

"Getting into this tournament is now the biggest target for us women and I'm really excited that I've got my chance to represent the ladies game," said Sherrock, who hails from Milton Keynes.

"My game is in a really good place - I've had a good year and I played really well in the qualifier, which has helped me come into the tournament with confidence.

"I want to make a statement for ladies darts. We can play well and we can compete at the top level and I hope both myself and Mikuru can show that at Ally Pally."