Doncaster teenager Beau Greaves reaches BDO World Championship semi-finals

Doncaster’s Beau Greaves celebrated her 16th birthday by beating Aileen de Graaf to book her place in the BDO World Championship semi-finals.

Thursday, 9th January 2020, 3:58 pm
Beau Greaves

Greaves produced another impressive display to defeat her Dutch opponent 2-1 at the O2 in London.

The Sprotbrough teenager won the first set comfortably, 3-0.

But de Graaf threatened to turn the match on its head by claiming the second set 3-2.

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However, Greaves kept her composure to win the third set 3-0.

Afterwards she told Quest TV: “I would’ve been gutted if I got beat [on my birthday]. It’s a good birthday present so I’m really happy.

“The first set I played really well and I felt fine. And then she just started hitting everything but I got it back and I’m happy.

“The break came at a good time. I went off stage and played a little game on my phone and relaxed a little bit. I think that’s just what I needed.

“It feels great to be in the semi-finals. I know I’m capable. I’m just really relieved to get through that.”

Greaves enjoyed a comprehensive 2-0 victory against Tori Kewish in the first round, dropping just one leg against the Australian qualifier.