Fallon Sherrock is expecting a brief reality check from her PDC World Darts Championship dream at around 5.30am on Christmas Day.
Practice ahead of her last-32 clash will be the least of her priorities when her five-year-old son Rory bursts into her room asking for his presents.
Whether she gets her usual full four hours training - her recipe for trailblazing success so far at Alexandra Palace - will largely depend on Rory's nap plans.
"My son is always up early," said the 25-year-old, who can afford to splash out like never before on gifts this year after guaranteeing at least £25,000 in prize money. "I will probably be up about 5.30am, so hopefully he has a sleep during the day. If not, I will get my other family members to look after him for a few hours so I can have a throw on the dartboard."
The 25-year-old said she has proven women "can beat anyone" after clinching a remarkable second-round 3-1 triumph over world No 11 Mensur Suljovic三级成人视频 on Saturday, but getting to the championship in any form had looked against the odds five years ago when the former hairdresser developed a serious kidney condition.
Now, however, she is already one of the biggest sporting stories in the history of darts, hailed as a "game changer" for women in male-dominated sport by no less than Billie Jean King. Sherrock is too self-effacing to give herself a trademark darts nickname, but the stadium announcer on Saturday coined her the "Queen of the Palace".
S三级成人视频herrock, who would rather let her darts do the talking, and responds almost with embarrassment with the praise heaped upon her. "Who would have thought someone like that (Jean King) would tweet me? I mean, I am me! I am a normal person from Milton Keynes. This stuff doesn’t happen to normal people. It’s incredible. Who would have thought it?"
Of her new-found status as a role model for women, she added: "Obviously, I like to inspire people and that. I try to help people as much as I can. If I can be a role model and leader, I am happy to do that. I have never had the opportunity to help people."
Sherrock's first-round win against Ted Evetts made history for her sport but she was in even better form on Saturday, missing just five doubles. She fought back from two legs down to win the first set, before Suljovic reversed the fortunes in the second. Having again rallied to take the third set before sealing the win with a bull, she has momentum with her ahead of her third-round battle against world No 22 Chris Dobey on Friday.
Regardless of the third-round outcome, Sherrock's life has been transformed. The prize money on offer in the women-only competitions is a fraction of the £2.5million prize pot that goes into the PDC World Championship.
三级成人视频“It’s definitely more than I would ever win in the BDO," she said of her current £25,000 prize pot. "It instantly changes my life. I cannot think how it will affect my life, but it will change it.”
Sherrock, who described the global response to her breakthrough act as "insane”, has barely made it out of the house while not either playing or being interviewed broadcasters around the world.
三级成人视频"I don’t want to go out," she said. "My neighbours came up to me and congratulated me. They scare me. They jump up behind me. I haven’t been out yet."
三级成人视频Sherrock, who has called for women to be given more opportunity to play against men across sports, says the opportunities are now "endless" for darts to lead the way in bridging the gender gap.
三级成人视频As well as Jean-King, Sherrock's pioneering achievements were also praised by Gabby Logan, Jacqui Oatley and Piers Morgan. Immediately after her victory, she was the second most talked about subject on social media.
三级成人视频However, Sherrock, who has been playing darts full-time since the age of 17 when she ditched hairdressing, said she was struggling to grasp some of the adulation coming her way. “This stuff doesn’t happen to me, but it’s incredible and I’m loving it.”