Turner looking to improve stage game after Women's World Matchplay: "9/10 I don't perform to the level that I want to or can"

Laura Turner returned to action and had a successful weekend in Belgium reaching two finals and winning the latter in the form of the WDF Belgium Open as the race to Lakeside continues.

For Turner, she wanted to put right the earlier defeat but had a feeling that she would correct that.

"It's amazing, I made a final yesterday. I didn't perform in the final but I actually felt like I had a good feeling coming into today. As in I did it yesterday, I knew what to expect and luckily for me, it came off," said Turner to Darts Actueel.

Speaking on the Women's World Matchplay, she is frustrated in her stage play after losing in the first round to Aileen de Graaf but believes it's an ever improving part of her game.

"Every tournament I do, I like to think I'm learning something. When I go on that stage sometimes I don't perform, 9/10 I don't perform to the level that I want to or can perform to. I'm putting myself in the position of getting to finals and then getting to finals and not winning so I'm pleased today that I managed to focus and grind out a win.

"Hopefully it's the start of many but it's difficult and there's so many fantastic women players that I'll take the win when it comes."

Having been a BDO/WDF player for some time and now involved in the PDC as both a Sky Sports commentator and also a Women's Series player, Turner is in a better position than most to spot the differences.

"The PDC and WDF weekends are obviously very different. We don't have the jukebox going and the music going like you have here and it is what it is at the end of the day. I will say in the women we've got such camaraderie, we're all together. We just want to make things better for the women's game as a whole."

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