Danielle Rose Collins is a professional tennis player from the United States who was born on December 13, 1993. She had career-high WTA singles and doubles rankings of No. 8 and No. 86, respectively. At the 2021 Stanford Classic and the 2021 Palermo Open, Collins won two WTA Tour singles championships. At the Australian Open in 2022, she made it to the final of a major singles tournament.
At the 2022 Australian Open, Danielle Collins has been the surprise participant, beating out more favored opponents to advance to the final from the bottom half of the draw. In a decisive 6-4, 6-1 victory in their semifinal contest on Thursday, the American eliminated tournament seventh seed Iga Swiatek.
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Following his time in Melbourne, Couch was hired as North Launceston’s playing coach in the Tasmanian Football League. Two years later, the 33-year-old started working with Danielle Collins as her physical trainer in a professional capacity. Around the same time, the two started dating.
Over the past two years, Couch has consistently been a fixture in Collins’ player box at competitions. During her quarterfinal round against Sofia Kenin at the 2020 French Open, Collins famously requested Couch to switch seats because she thought he was distracting her.
After overcoming 19th seed Elise Mertens to advance as the third American woman to the quarterfinals at the Australian Open, Collins advanced to the semifinals for the second time. Three Americans participated in this level of the event for the second year in a row.
She defeated Alizé Cornet in straight sets in the quarterfinals. She overcame Iga Witek in straight sets in the semifinals to reach her maiden Grand Slam final, where she took on Ashleigh Barty, the top-ranked player in the world. Collins hit the “…fastest balls I have ever played in a match,” according to Swiatek. Collins had a 5-1 lead in the second set of the final but fell in straight sets. Collins’ entry into the final allowed her to make her top-10 debut.
become the top female player in America. Collins was defeated by fellow American Shelby Rogers in the second round of the French Open in straight sets. Collins fell to Marie Bouzkova in the opening round of Wimbledon, losing in three sets. She made it to the quarterfinals once more and then, for the first time in her career at a Major in doubles, the semifinals at the same competition while partnering Desirae Krawczyk.
Collins joined Billie Jean King’s Philadelphia Freedoms for her debut World TeamTennis season in 2019. She joined the Orlando Storm team on July 12, 2020, to begin the 2020 season, but was later released from the league after leaving the state and violating COVID-19 safety rules.
Collins plays with fierce aggression that has been called “ferocious,” “fearless,” and “great to watch.” She is one of the hardest hitters on the WTA Tour thanks to her excellent service and both wing groundstrokes. Her playing style enables her to make a lot of victories, but also a lot of unforced high-risk errors. Her inside-out forehand, kick serve, and varied, powerful backhand are among her best attributes. Unusually, her backhand with both hands is more powerful than her forehand.
She also has excellent volleying abilities, which enable her to strike winners from wherever on the court. Collins “hits the quickest ball I have ever played in a match,” according to Iga Swiatek.