Mikuru Suzuki retains her BDO Ladies World Championship title as she defeated Lisa Ashton in
straight sets on Saturday evening. After coming through a tough encounter with Beau Greaves in the
semi-final, the Japanese star saved her best stuff for the final.
Ashton had not dropped a set on route to the final, but found herself in trouble early on against
Suzuki. With both players averaging in the high 80’s, it was the ruthless finishing of Suzuki that gave
her the initiative.
‘The Lancashire Rose’ would have chances to close out the first set but couldn’t make them count,
Suzuki once again showing her ruthless side as she powered into a 2-0 lead. It would be plane sailing
for there on as the pressure heaped on Ashton. Suzuki winning the title for a second successive year,
beating the number one seed in the final.
By Josh Green (@JoshGreenMedia) Photo credit – Tip Top Pics