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Lisa Ashton claims historic triumph over Aaron Beeney at UK Open

The 50-year-old downed Beeney 6-2 to become the first female to win at this tournament since Dena Hedman 16 years ago.

Lisa Ashton became the first woman to win at the UK Open since 2005 when she beat Aaron Beeney and made history in doing so.

The 50-year-old downed Beeney 6-2 to become the first female to win at this tournament since Dena Hedman 16 years ago.

Ashton, who is the first woman to hold a PDC Tour card, did it in style as her staggering average of 100.3 is a new world record for a woman in a televised match.

She plays Darius Labanauskas in the third round.

There was more drama away from the oche after Steve Brown was made to forfeit his second-round match against Scott Waites in bizarre circumstances.

Brown claims there was no space to sit down in the practice room so he made his way back to his hotel room at the other end of the complex in Milton Keynes to relax before his match.

He started watching other matches on television and lost track of time, before seeing Waites warming up on stage on his screen.

A mad dash across the venue was in vain as he was timed out and thrown out of the competition.

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TRIATHLON
· Jonny Brownlee will look to make the most of his brother Alistair's absence as he goes for gold in the men's triathlon (10.30pm-1am)

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· Team GB get their campaign underway with two matches, against Canada and Japan (from 1.30am)

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· One of Team GB's biggest gold medal hopes, Adam Peaty will take part in the 100m breaststroke final. (3.12am)
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