After her historic race for the PDC World Championship, Fallon Sherrock has been rewarded with places at all World Darts Series events in 2020. One only need see the pockets of blonde-wigged, pink-shirted Sherrock lookalikes dotted around Alexandra Palace, the sign reading "Fallon will you marry me", or the messages of support from the likes of Stephen Fry and Billie Jean King to see the impact she has had on this sport.
Her historic run drew global consideration, and the response took her aback.
Sherrock admitted after her defeat to Dobey that she had not envisaged her run to the last 32.
"I hope this journey can continue, I'm going to Q School in January where I hope to win a Tour Card and I've also got the World Series event in NY to look forward to in June".
Sherrock will begin his BDO Women's World Championship campaign at O2 in London next week, but then intends to participate in the full-time PDC tour. Those selections will be confirmed after the World Championship final on January 1, and the "challengers" will then be announced in early January.
And Sherrock told reporters: "I have helped darts in general, I think there's people now who didn't watch darts but want to watch it". Chris Dobey responded by taking the next leg before Sherrock responded to clinch the fourth leg to take the first set 3-1.
"If I can continue to improve my averages, improve my game, if I return here, who can say I can't win it?"
"I have proved we can beat anyone".
"Every time I climbed there I felt comfortable and safe and the crowd remained the same, I loved every minute, I really enjoyed my game today", he continued. She had to battle a kidney disease six months after giving birth, while darts runs in her family as her twin sister also plays.
A typically resilient Whitlock fought back to take two of the next three sets, only for Price to hit crucial finishes of 112 and 72 to set up a meeting with Glen Durrant.