43 Facts About Danielle Collins


Danielle Rose Collins was born on December 13,1993 and is an American professional tennis player.


Danielle Collins has reached career-high WTA rankings of No 7 in singles and world No 86 in doubles.


Danielle Collins reached her first major singles final at the 2022 Australian Open.


Danielle Collins played collegiate tennis at the University of Virginia and won the NCAA singles title twice, 2014 and 2016, during her sophomore and senior years.


Danielle Collins finished her career at Virginia in 2016 as the top-ranked collegiate player.


Danielle Collins was a quarterfinalist at the 2020 French Open in singles, and a semifinalist at the 2022 Wimbledon Championships in doubles.


In 2009, Danielle Collins played her first events on the ITF Women's Circuit.

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Danielle Collins won her first ITF singles title in 2011.


Danielle Collins did not play any professional matches in 2013 and 2015 while she was playing college tennis at Virginia.


Danielle Collins made her WTA Tour main-draw debut as a wildcard at the 2014 US Open in the Arthur Ashe Stadium, where she forced second seed Simona Halep to a third-setter in the first round.


Danielle Collins started the year reaching the final round of qualifying at the Australian Open before being outclassed by Denisa Allertova, in two sets.


Danielle Collins then faced sixth-seeded Jelena Ostapenko and lost in straight sets, despite having a set point in the first set.


Danielle Collins only won back-to-back main-draw matches at two other tournaments the rest of the season, reaching the third round of the Eastbourne International and the semifinals in San Jose and lost in the opening round at the remaining three Grand Slams.


Danielle Collins thus reached the quarterfinals, where she defeated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in three sets.


Danielle Collins rose to a career-high ranking of No 23 on 28 January 2019, following the tournament.


Danielle Collins recorded wins at all the other Grand Slam events, reaching the second round at the French Open and US Open as well as the third round at Wimbledon.


Danielle Collins achieved her best-ever Grand Slam doubles result at Wimbledon, reaching the quarterfinals with Bethanie Mattek-Sands.


Danielle Collins struggled outside of the majors though, reaching the quarterfinals at just one tournament.


Danielle Collins defeated world No 5 Elina Svitolina in the first round at the Brisbane International before falling to world No 13, Madison Keys, in straight sets in the quarterfinals.


Danielle Collins fell to world No 1, Ashleigh Barty in three sets in the semifinals.


Danielle Collins lost in the second round to Yulia Putintseva at the Australian Open, and dropped outside the top 50 due to failing to defend her semifinalist points.


However, Danielle Collins rebounded at the French Open, where she reached her second career Grand Slam quarterfinal.


Danielle Collins's run ultimately came to an end against compatriot and reigning Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin, in a match that for both players was their fourth three-setter of five matches.


Danielle Collins was sidelined for the first half of the season with debilitating pain in her back.


Danielle Collins was diagnosed with endometriosis and proceeded to have a "tennis-ball sized" cyst removed.

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Danielle Collins won her first WTA title at the Palermo Ladies Open, defeating Elena-Gabriela Ruse, in straight sets in the final.


Danielle Collins then continued her win streak at the Canadian Open.


Danielle Collins beat Jil Teichmann in the first round and then went on to defeat sixth seed Simona Halep in the second.


Danielle Collins then lost her third-round match to Aryna Sabalenka, in straight sets.


Nonetheless, Danielle Collins finished the year ranked inside the top 30 for the first time, at No 29.


At the Australian Open, Danielle Collins reached the semifinals for the second time, after defeating 19th seed Elise Mertens to become the third American woman in the quarterfinals.


Danielle Collins defeated Iga Swiatek in straight sets in the semifinals to advance to her first Grand Slam final, where she faced world No 1, Ashleigh Barty.


In Wimbledon, Danielle Collins lost in the first round to Marie Bouzkova, in three sets.


At the Australian Open, seeded 13th, Danielle Collins lost in the third round to Elena Rybakina in three sets.


Danielle Collins played her first season with World TeamTennis in 2019 with Billie Jean King's Philadelphia Freedoms.


Danielle Collins started the 2020 season on the Orlando Storm roster which began July 12, but was dismissed from the league after leaving the state and breaching COVID-19 safety protocols.


Danielle Collins has a powerful serve, and strong groundstrokes on both wings, making her one of the hardest hitters on the WTA Tour.


Danielle Collins's style allows her to hit a high number of winners, but a considerable number of high-risk unforced errors.


Danielle Collins possesses strong volleying skills, allowing her to hit winners from any position on the court.


Danielle Collins graduated from Northeast High School, St Petersburg, Florida, in 2012.


Danielle Collins won the NCAA singles title in her sophomore and senior years.


Danielle Collins graduated from UVA with a bachelor's degree in media studies and business.


Danielle Collins returned to UF for graduate school to earn a master's in sports management in a program partnering with the WTA.