Fallon Sherrock will take part in the 2020 World Series Finals in Austria next month, the Professional Darts Corporation has announced. 

The 26-year-old made history last year when she became the first female to win a match at the World Championship. 

Her exploits in reaching the third round at Alexandra Palace saw her given a spot at the World Series of Darts events this year, but the coronavirus pandemic reshaped the PDC's calendar. 

However, Sherrock will be present in Salzburg for the 24-member tournament on 18-20 September after she was one of 12 players to be invited to take part. 

The other participants are made up of eight seeded players, including world number one Michael van Gerwen, world champion Peter Wright, Derry's Daryl Gurney, and four qualifiers from the PDC's 128 tour card holders. 

Before that elite level darts will return with a block of seven Premier League events behind closed doors in Milton Keynes, running from 25-31 August. 

That will be followed by the PDC Autumn Series, which will be played from 12-16 September in Hildesheim, Germany.

Following the success of July's Summer Series, all 128 PDC Tour Card Holders will once again be given the chance to compete in five one-day Players Championship events behind closed doors at Halle 39.

All events will be ranked, with the winner of the 2020 Autumn Series Order of Merit to receive a place in this year's Grand Slam of Darts.

The Autumn Series will comprise the final five tournaments counting towards qualification for the World Grand Prix, with all Tour Card Holders still in with a chance of qualifying for the double-start event, which will take place from 4-10 October.

Lisa Ashton is a card holder on the PDC's main tour

Meanwhile, the PDC will stage a four-event Women's Series in October 2020, giving players the opportunity to qualify for the World Darts Championship as well as the Grand Slam of Darts.

Two places in the 2020/21 World Championship will be on offer for female players based on prize money won across the four events to be held on 17-18 October in Cannock.

The mini-tour will replace the two separate qualifying tournaments for the World Championship which have been staged over the past two years, offering £20,000 prize money in total across the four events.

"Women's darts at the top level has never enjoyed as high a profile and this is an important development," said PDC Chief Executive Matthew Porter.

"This year has seen sport worldwide affected by the coronavirus pandemic and it is hugely encouraging at a time when other sports are seeing opportunities for women reduced that we are able to bring in the PDC Women's Series and create a place in the 2020 Grand Slam of Darts."