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Anastasia Dobromyslova wins women's qualifier to seal place at PDC World Darts Championships
Last Updated: 17/11/18 9:59pm
Anastasia Dobromyslova booked a return to Alexandra Palace by winning Saturday's Rest of the World women's World Championship qualifier in Dusseldorf.
A field of 82 players from more than 15 different countries assembled in at the Maritim Hotel in Germany and it was Dobromyslova who emerged victorious thanks to a 6-0 whitewash over Germany's Silvia Dolores Keller in the final.
Dobromyslova was the last woman to feature at the PDC World Championships, losing in the preliminary round in 2009 and she will be back to enter at the first-round stage this year, guaranteeing herself a minimum of £7,500 in the process.
A high-quality line-up saw four nations represented in the last four, Dobromyslova saw off Japan's Mikuru Suzuki in the first semi-final before Keller accounted for Portugal's Neuza Beatriz da Cunha Araujo to set up the final where the Russian excelled.
Earlier this year the PDC announced a new look to an expanded World Championships that would guarantee female players two places at the event via two qualifiers.
Dobromyslova, a three-time BDO women's champion, triumphed in the Rest of the World contest on Saturday evening in Germany while the UK Qualifier takes place in Milton Keynes next Sunday with 145 players already entered.
As well as Dobromyslova, Gayl King has also previously competed in the World Championship, while Deta Hedman competed regularly on the PDC circuit and, more recently, Lakeside champion Lisa Ashton has played on the PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour.
Ashton and Hedman are joined by Lorraine Winstanley and Fallon Sharrock among the names expected to battle it out to join Dobromyslova at the Worlds, which get underway on December 13.
Mikuru Suzuki 4-1 Sayaka Kameo
Anastasia Dobromyslova 4-1 Karolina Podgorska
Neuza Beatriz da Cunha Araujo 4-0 Marjolein Noijens
Silvia Dolores Keller 4-2 Dana Verhaegen
Anastasia Dobromyslova 5-2 Mikuru Suzuki
Silvia Dolores Keller 5-2 Neuza Beatriz da Cunha Araujo
Anastasia Dobromyslova 6-0 Silvia Dolores Keller
The draw for the World Championship takes place on Monday November 26, live on Sky Sports News while coverage from Alexandra Palace kicks off with a preview show at 6pm on Thursday December 13.
The Grand Slam of Darts continues with Finals Day on Sunday - two sessions gets underway with the semi-finals on Sky Sports Action from 1pm and the final from 7.30pm on Sky Sports Main Event
Keep up to date with the news as the tungsten enters its busiest time of year with the PDC World Championships just around the corner get all the latest at www.skysports.com/darts and join in the conversation@SkySportsDarts