Flawless Greaves makes Women's Series history in Hildesheim

Beau Greaves (PDC)

Beau Greaves claimed another brilliant PDC Women's Series double on Sunday to cap off a history-making weekend in Hildesheim.

Greaves, making her first Women’s Series appearance since 2020, claimed back-to-back titles on Saturday to scoop £2,000 in prize money, and she repeated the feat in emphatic fashion on Sunday.

The WDF Women’s Champion reaffirmed her credentials with a series of sparkling displays at Halle 39, registering an astonishing 24-match winning run across the weekend.

Greaves is now just £1,800 adrift of provisional qualification for the 2022/23 Cazoo World Darts Championship, despite missing the opening 12 events of this year’s Women’s Series.

The 18-year-old kicked off Sunday’s Event 15 action with whitewash victories over Tharsissia Werinussa and Laura Turner, before surviving a match dart to edge out Lorraine Winstanley.

Greaves then overcame Priscilla Steenbergen and Deta Hedman to set up a third consecutive final against Mikuru Suzuki, and the pair traded blows in a high-quality contest, with Suzuki firing in a brace of 12-darters to level at three apiece.

However, Greaves responded with back-to-back 12-darters of her own to claim a record-breaking third straight title, converting a magnificent 161 finish on the bull to prevail with a 95.46 average.

She maintained her dominance in the early stages of Event 16, following up a crushing win over Britta Gabriel with victories over Dutch duo Sharon Straatsma-Pul and Roos van der Velde.

The Doncaster ace later dispatched Rhian Griffiths and Katie Sheldon to reach her fourth final of the weekend, with Aileen de Graaf awaiting her in Sunday’s finale.

Greaves seized the early initiative with legs of 13 and 14 darts, and although De Graaf reduced the arrears to 4-3, the teenage sensation followed up her fourth 180 with a 73 checkout to complete the quadruple.

De Graaf - a runner-up at last month’s Women’s World Matchplay - produced some scintillating displays in Event 16, whitewashing Lisa Ashton with a 93 average in the last 16.

The Dutch star was bidding to become the eighth player to prevail on the PDC Women’s Series circuit, although her exploits have seen her climb above Winstanley into third on the Women’s Series Order of Merit.

Suzuki also continued her fine form in Hildesheim, securing a spot in her third consecutive final at Event 15, courtesy of wins over Sheldon, De Graaf and Ashton earlier in the day.

Deta Hedman and Anca Zijlstra reached the last four in Event 15, while Irish star Sheldon featured in her second semi-final of the weekend in Event 16, alongside Germany’s Stefanie Rennoch.

The top two players from the final PDC Women's Series Order of Merit will qualify to compete in the 2022/23 Cazoo World Darts Championship, with Ashton now assured of an Alexandra Palace return.

Ashton – the winner of seven Women’s Series titles in 2022 – will also feature at the 2022 Cazoo Grand Slam of Darts alongside Sherrock, as she now cannot be caught by De Graaf in third spot.

The race to qualify for the 2023 Betfred Women’s World Matchplay also began in Germany this weekend, as Greaves made the perfect start in her bid to secure a Winter Gardens debut.

The fifth and final weekend of this year’s PDC Women’s Series takes place at Wigan’s Robin Park Tennis Centre from October 29-30, with Events 17-20 streamed exclusively through PDCTV.

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PDC Women's Series
Sunday August 28, Halle 39, Hildesheim
Event 15

Deta Hedman 4-2 Lerena Rietbergen
Beau Greaves 4-2 Priscilla Steenbergen
Mikuru Suzuki 4-3 Lisa Ashton
Anca Zijlstra 4-3 Yukie Sakaguchi

Beau Greaves 5-2 Deta Hedman
Mikuru Suzuki 5-0 Anca Zijlstra

Beau Greaves 5-3 Mikuru Suzuki

Event 16

Stefanie Rennoch 4-2 Jitka Cisarova
Aileen de Graaf 4-1 Astrid Trouwborst
Beau Greaves 4-1 Rhian Griffiths
Katie Sheldon 4-1 Yukie Sakaguchi

Aileen de Graaf 5-1 Stefanie Rennoch
Beau Greaves 5-2 Katie Sheldon

Beau Greaves 5-3 Aileen de Graaf