ANASTASIA Dobromyslova felt “on top of the word” after securing one of the most famous results in darts history.

The former BDO women’s world champion overcame Dutchman Vincent van der Voort 5-4 in the Grand Slam of Darts on Sunday.

It made her only the second woman to defeat a man in a televised competition in recent years, after Deta Hedman in the 2005 UK Open.

Russian-born Anastasia, who lives in Ellesmere Port with husband Tony Martin, had been 4-3 down to van der Voort at one stage. But she stormed back to win the final two legs with three consecutive 140s in the penultimate leg and a two-dart 100 finish to clinch the match at Wolves Civic in Wolverhampton.

“I’m on top of the world,” said Anastasia, whose walk-on music is the Sugababes anthem Here Come the Girls. “I’m really pleased a lady has won and I’m pleased it’s me.

“This year I’m a different player to when I played in the Grand Slam in 2008. I feel more comfortable and that shows on stage.”

Sunday’s win was the perfect comeback for Anastasia, who went down 5-0 to defending champion Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor in her opening match.

The 25-year-old was hoping to land a second victory in her third and final Group A match last night. She was due to take on Mark Webster in a match played after the Pioneer had gone to press – and a win could have sent her through to the last 16 knockout stages.

Originally from Tver, two hours north of Moscow, Anastasia is now an adopted Portite. She met husband Tony – a darts player on the BDO circuit – at a tournament in Holland and the pair tied to knot in October last year.

Before heading to Wolverhampton for the Grand Slam of Darts – which is being shown live on ITV4 all week – Anastasia was named as ambassador for snooker hall operator Rileys’ new darts venture.

She has been signed up as the face of their Darts Zones, opening at their 128 clubs nationwide, and Anastasia will advise on the development of the hi-tech facilities.

She will play in exhibition games and work with Rileys to improve darts at grassroots level.

“I’m absolutely thrilled to be an ambassador for Rileys,” said Anastasia.

“With Rileys providing these facilities in their clubs and investing in grassroots darts, we can really start to move the sport into the 21st century.

“I want to see more people, especially women, becoming involved with what is not only a great sport to compete in but also a great social activity.”