Michael van Gerwen: Dutch world number one wins World Series of Darts Finals

Michael van Gerwen
Michael van Gerwen won World Series events in Shanghai and Perth earlier this year

World number one Michael van Gerwen continued his dominance in 2016 by winning the World Series of Darts Finals - his 23rd title of the year.

The Dutchman beat Scot Peter Wright 11-9 in a repeat of last year's final.

Van Gerwen, 27, has now won the last three televised tournaments following triumphs in October's World Grand Prix and European Championship.

"Things are going well for me, I'm winning most of the tournaments and I'm a happy man," Van Gerwen said.

"I had to work really hard - Peter played really well but I'm really glad I won the game."

In Sunday's semi-final in Glasgow, world number five Wright saw off 16-time world champion Phil Taylor 11-10 in a game of high quality, which included 13 maximums from the winner.

But the home favourite was unable to reproduce quite such heavy scoring against Van Gerwen as he fell to his seventh defeat in a televised final.

"Many people out there believe that when I win my first TV title I'm going to win lots after that, and I believe that too," Wright added.

Both players are now preparing for the eight-day-long Grand Slam of Darts, which starts on Saturday and features competitors from the PDC and BDO.

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