Double delight for Hedman in Hungary
It was a clean sweep for England's Deta Hedman this weekend at the 23rd Hungarian Open in Budapest, as 'The Heart of Darts' claims the Masters and Classic WDF-ranked singles titles
Photo: Deta Hedman at the 2021 PDC World Championships.
Saturday saw the WDF No. 1 progress to the last four with wins over Greta Versos and Veronica Ihasz to set up a tie against Lincolnshire's Paula Jacklin, with Hedman winning through 5-1.
Roz Bulmer, who earlier beat number 2 seed and Denmark Open Champion Anca Zijlstra, faced Hungary's Andrienne Vegso in the second semi-final, with the home-favourite securing her place in the final with a 5-2 win over Bulmer.
Hedman was dominant in the final, winning her fourth Hungarian Classic title with a 5-0 win over Vegso.
Hedman once again rose to the challenge in Sunday's silver-ranked Hungarian Masters, beating Viktoriia Bykodorova, Noemi Angela Pop and the talented Russian youth star, Ksenia Klochek in the quarter-finals.
Hedman would face Jacklin in a repeat of Saturday's semi-final after Jacklin secured wins over Sweden's Anna Forsmark and Roz Bulmer. Jacklin led 4-2 in a race to 5, but Hedman levelled at 4-4 before producing a well-timed 13-dart leg to take the deciding leg.
It was Hungary's Ihasz who went one step further in the Master's to make the semi-final against Russia's Elena Shulgina, with Shulgina progressing to the final with a 5-3 win over Ihasz.
A repeat 5-0 result in the final over Shulgina saw Hedman take the title and her 219th ranked career title.