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Suzuki beats Ashton in women's BDO final

Suzuki beats Ashton in women's BDO final

Suzuki's superior finishing was key to her victory in the finalMikuru Suzuki defended her women's BDO World Darts Championship title by beating four-time winner Lisa Ashton 3-0 in the final.Ashton won the first leg but her Japanese rival reeled off three legs in a row to take the first set.Suzuki was the more clinical on the doubles and won the next two sets on deciding legs to become champion again.
The men's final will take place on Sunday between Welshmen Wayne Warren and Jim Williams.It will be the first final for both players, with Warren progressing by overcoming former champion Scott Mitchell 6-3 in his semi-final. Englishman Mitchell had a late finish to his quarter-final on Friday but he started strongly to go 2-0 up.Warren, 57, came back and took a 3-2 lead and then went 5-3 in front in a closely-fought match.Warren took the first two legs of the ninth set and, despite a slight stutter which allowed Mitchell to level at 2-2, he took the fifth leg to seal victory."I can't explain it. I've got so much respect for Scott. he is such a nice guy," Warren told Eurosport."Scott didn't play well and I didn't play well but there had to be a winner. "I think I gave him too much respect [at the start] and you shouldn't. I'm so happy to be in the world final at 57." Williams beat Mario Vandenbogaerde, of Belgium, 6-4 in a tense semi-final.The two players were tied at 3-3 before Williams put some daylight between the pair by going 5-3 up.Vandenbogaerde threatened a comeback by taking the next set but Williams kept his nerve to secure victory. In the youth final, Irish teenager Keane Barry, 17, put in an impressive display as he beat England's Leighton Bennett, 14, 3-0.Bennett, who is nicknamed Boom Boom and once beat 16-time world darts champion Phil Taylor in an exhibition match, was beaten 3-1 by Mitchell in the main draw.
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