Sherrock stunned 11th seed Mensur Suljovic on Saturday night to win her second-round match 3-1 and continue her historic run at Alexandra Palace.
The 25-year-old, who now faces Chris Dobey on Friday, became the first woman to win a match at the tournament four days earlier by beating Ted Evetts.
Fallon, who only took up the sport when she was 17 after ditching her career as a hairdresser, said she was struggling to grasp the wave of adulation coming her way.
Former world number one women’s tennis player Billie Jean King, 76, a 12-time grand slam singles champion and a pioneer of gender equality, congratulated Sherrock on her latest victory on Twitter!
Fallon Sherrock said it was “incredible” to have her latest PDC World Darts Championship win tweeted about by Billie Jean King
“It hasn’t all sunk in yet,” Sherrock told BBC 5 Live. “I haven’t had time to process the first game let alone this game.
“Then the fact that all these people are tweeting me, especially Billie Jean King.
“Oh my god, I never thought someone like that would be contacting me or congratulating me or anything like that.
“I mean, this is me. I’m just a normal person. This stuff doesn’t happen to me, but it’s incredible and I’m loving it
Viewed as a well-regarded player for a number of years, she has emerged as a stand-out player in 2019 and cemented her status at the PDC World Championships in the past week.
She has spoken about receiving merciless abuse on social media when she suffered a kidney condition following childbirth in 2014, which sometimes caused her face to swell. Sherrock has also called for women to be given more opportunity to play against men, saying there was no reason why the male-dominated sport should remain so: “Us women, we can beat these men. We just need more opportunities to prove ourselves.”
Well Fallon is certainly shattering that glass ceiling for women and seems unstoppable in this prestigious competition. Get your Bet on the World Darts Championship here
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