Beau Greaves lost out in her maiden PDC World Darts Championship in a highly discussed tie with William O'Connor but after not even being in the position halfway through the season due to not playing PDC Women's Series tournaments, it was a huge achievement for the 18-year-old.
Speaking on a post World Championship wrap up edition of the Love the Darts Podcast, Abigail Davies who worked on talkSPORT during the tournament as well as on the Women's Series during Beau's brilliance alongside Mark Webster discussed what's next for her as well as the topic of Q-School before the list was then released.
"You do look at her averages and she's still capable of putting in those high 70 to low 80 averages as well so I think she is more than aware that she is not ready to compete on the floor yet," said Davies on Love The Darts Podcast.
"I wouldn't go if I was her, but it's entirely up to her and the people that are backing her but she didn't really have a full season on the Women's Series so have a full season on the Women's Series, I'd back her to win the Women's World Matchplay now and you'd back her to be back at the Ally Pally," said Webster in reply.
"I was trying a bit too hard to live up to the expectation": Greaves reflects after debut defeat to O'Connor at PDC World Darts Championship
Davies was in agreement that the future is still bright for Greaves but that more work needs to be put in for future set play opportunities.
"She strikes you as someone because she doesn't care but we never see her lose so we never see that side to her and a lot like Josh Rock, she will learn a lot about herself and how she really feels about the stage and her environment. There's a lot for her to get used to at just 18 years of age." added Davies.
"But the way she acquitted herself and I can't wait to see her back on the Women's Series. Her mindset is spot on, she still wants to play WDF as she really enjoys those events and I think that's great, these longer format games are what she needs to get used to as well as she is not used to playing set play or that kind of distance. But I think her future is incredibly bright."