- The 2023 Women’s World Matchplay tournament takes place at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens on July 23, 2023
- Fallon Sherrock (+400) aims to defend her title after to winning last year’s inaugural event
- Teenage sensation Beau Greaves (-185) is the favorite among the eight competitors
Eight players will compete for a £10,000 top prize in the 2023 Women’s World Matchplay on Sunday, July 23. Despite winning the 2022 event, Fallon Sherrock is not favored in this year’s tournament. That honor goes to 19-year-old Beau Greaves, who will be making her debut at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens.
2023 Women’s World Matchplay Darts
|Aileen de Graaf||+2200||+2200||+2200|
|Noa-Lynn van Leuven||+5000||+5000||+5000|
Beau Greaves is a big favorite
Beau Greaves (-185) enters the second edition of the Women’s World Matchplay as the No. 1 seed. The 19-year-old has captured seven of the 12 events she’s competed in this year, almost doubling the earnings (£16,300) of her nearest competitor.
Earlier in 2023, Greaves maintained a 70-match winning streak that spanned the course of ten events. Over the last weekend in June, she also claimed three of four PDC Women’s Series tournaments. Her first round opponent is Noa-Lynn van Leuven (+5000), the first trans woman to ever qualify for a television tournament in the PDC
Fallon Sherrock will begin her defence of next month's Betfred Women’s World Matchplay with a blockbuster showdown against Lisa Ashton!
Beau Greaves will make her Blackpool bow as the top seed, after the eight-player line-up was confirmed on Sunday…
— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) June 25, 2023
The reigning champion
Fallon Sherrock (+400) downed Aileen de Graaf (+2200) in the final of the inaugural Women’s World Matchplay last year. Entering the 2023 edition as the No. 3 seed, the 29-year-old will face four-time Women’s World Champion Lisa Ashton (+1100) in round one.
‘The Queen of the Palace’ won Event 10 on the PDC Women’s Series a few weeks back, but has been otherwise overshadowed by the red-hot Greaves and Japan’s Mikuru Suzuki (+700).
Mikuru Suzuki a value?
Mikuru Suzuki (+700) has made eight of the last 16 Women’s Series circuit finals. Back in February, the 41-year-old ended Greaves’ 70-match win streak with a 5-4 victory in the quarter-finals of Event 3. As the No. 2 seed, the Japanese trailblazer will open up against last year’s finalist de Graaf (+2200) in the opening round.
In the other best-of-seven quarter-final leg, No. 4 Robyn Byrne (+4000) will face No. 5 Rhian O’Sullivan (+2000). The Irish youngster and Wales native both claimed their first Women’s Series titles in Milton Keynes last month, and as the higher-ranked seed, Byrne looks mispriced at +4000.
BYRNE BEATS SUZUKI! 🇮🇪
Robyn Byrne keeps her cool in the decider to complete a deciding-leg win over Mikuru Suzuki and reach her third Women's Series final of 2023!
Fallon Sherrock awaits in the Event Ten final! 👀 pic.twitter.com/HXlaNIzhBY
— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) June 24, 2023
Greaves and Suzuki will be making their debuts at Winter Gardens in Blackpool – and both are strong wagers to win their first Women’s World Matchplay tournament. Given that she has been practically unbeatable, betting Greaves at -185 is completely reasonable.
However, we recommend a +700 hedge with Suzuki in case she takes down the English teen in their inevitable best-of-11 finals showdown. Sprinkle in Byrne at +4000 to cover your bases against an upset, and you’re sure to profit!
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