Collins at the 2019 French Open
|Full name||Danielle Rose Collins|
|Born||December 13, 1993|
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|College||University of Virginia|
|Prize money||US$ 2,567,747|
|Career record||141–91 (60.8%)|
|Career titles||1 WTA 125K, 4 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 23 (January 28, 2019)|
|Current ranking||No. 51 (March 9, 2020)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||SF (2019)|
|French Open||2R (2019)|
|US Open||2R (2019)|
|Career record||13–16 (44.8%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 87 (March 9, 2020)|
|Current ranking||No. 87 (March 9, 2020)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2020)|
|French Open||2R (2019)|
|US Open||3R (2019)|
|Last updated on: March 20, 2020.|
Danielle Rose Collins (born December 13, 1993) is an American professional tennis player. She played collegiate tennis at the University of Virginia and won the NCAA singles title twice, 2014 and 2016, during her sophomore and senior years. Collins finished her career at Virginia in 2016 as the top-ranked collegiate player. She made a significant breakthrough in the WTA Tour when she reached the semifinals of the 2019 Australian Open.
While at Virginia, she won the Honda Sports Award as the nation's best female tennis player in 2016.
In 2009, Collins played her first events on the ITF Women's Circuit. She won her first ITF singles title in 2011.She did not play any professional matches in 2013 and 2015 while she was playing college tennis at Virginia.
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.In mid-2016, she turned fully professional. During her time on the ITF Circuit, she won 4 singles titles
Collins started the year reaching the third round of the qualifying rounds at the Australian Open before being outclassed by Denisa Allertová, in two sets. However, she received a wildcard at the WTA 125K tournament at Newport Beach, and claimed the title there, which saw her rise to a career-high ranking at that time of 120.
Another impressive run at another WTA 125K tournament, this time in Indian Wells, saw her reach the quarterfinals and thus earn a wildcard at the BNP Paribas Open, a Premier Mandatory tournament that also takes place in Indian Wells. There, she won her first ever WTA match against compatriot Taylor Townsend, before beating world No. 14 Madison Keys in straight sets,followed by a victory over Sofya Zhuk. Although her run ended in the fourth-round to former world No. 6 Carla Suárez Navarro, Collins made her top-100 debut, jumping from No. 117 to No. 93.
Getting through the qualifying rounds at the Miami Open, Collins beat world No. 37 Irina-Camelia Begu in straight sets before upsetting two-time major semifinalist CoCo Vandeweghe in three sets. Victories over Donna Vekić and Monica Puig followed, before she earned the biggest victory of her career, beating her idol, former world No. 1 and seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams, who was the eighth-ranked player coming into their encounter.With this win she became the first qualifier ever to reach the semifinals at the Miami Open. She then faced sixth seeded Jeļena Ostapenko and lost in straight sets, despite having a set point in the first set. Making it to the quarterfinals in Monterrey, Collins broke into the top 50 for the first time.
Her rise continued at the Australian Open. Prior to the tournament, she had never won a match at a major event. After upsetting 14th seed Julia Görges in a tough first-round match, Collins won her next three matches in straight sets; first against Sachia Vickery, then against 19th seed Caroline Garcia. In the round of 16, Collins pulled off the biggest upset of the tournament, dominating the second seed and three-time major champion Angelique Kerber in straight sets. She thus reached the quarterfinals, where she defeated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in three sets. In the semifinals, she lost to eighth seed Petra Kvitová in two sets.Collins also recorded her best doubles finish at a Grand Slam event in 2019 at Wimbledon with Bethanie Mattek-Sands, where they reached the quarterfinals. In December, Collins won the Hawaiian Open, an exhibition tournament, upon the withdrawal of her finals opponent Angelique Kerber.
Collins began 2020 with three wins over top 15 opponents. She defeated world No. 5, Elina Svitolina, 6–1, 6–1 the first round at the Brisbane International before falling to world No. 13, Madison Keys 4–6, 1–6 in the quarterfinals. The following week at Adelaide International, she defeated No. 15 Sofia Kenin 6–3, 6–1 in the second round, and then No. 7 Belinda Bencic 6–3, 6–1 in the quarterfinals. Collins fell to world No. 1, Ash Barty, 6–3, 1–6, 6–7(5–7) in the semifinals.
Collins played her first season with World TeamTennis in 2019 with Billie Jean King's Philadelphia Freedoms. She is set to join the Orlando Storm during the 2020 season scheduled to begin July 12.
Collins employs a highly aggressive playing style that has been described as "fearless", "ferocious" and "fun to watch".She has a powerful serve, and strong groundstrokes on both wings, making her one of the hardest hitters on the WTA tour. Her style allows her to hit a high number of winners, but also a considerable amount of unforced errors. Her greatest strengths are her kick serve, her inside-out forehand, and her backhand down the line. She also possesses strong volleying skills, allowing her to hit winners from any position on the court.
Danielle is a daughter of Walter and Cathy Collins. She graduated from Northeast High School, St. Petersburg, Florida, in 2012. As a high school player, her junior ranking was good enough to get her a scholarship from the University of Florida. After her freshman year, she transferred to the University of Virginia (UVA). She won the NCAA singles title in her sophomore and senior years.
She graduated from UVA with a bachelor's degree in media studies and business.
Her postgraduate plan was to play professional tennis and attend business school.
|Win||1–0||Jan 2018||Newport Challenger, United States||Hard||2–6, 6–4, 6–3|
|Win||1–0||Oct 2011||ITF Williamsburg, United States||10,000||Clay||6–1, 6–3|
|Win||2–0||Oct 2016||ITF Stillwater, United States||25,000||Hard||1–0 ret.|
|Loss||2–1||Oct 2016||ITF Macon, United States||60,000||Hard||1–6, 3–6|
|Loss||2–2||May 2017||ITF Charleston, United States||60,000||Clay||6–4, 2–6, 3–6|
|Loss||2–3||May 2017||ITF Naples, United States||25,000||Clay||3–6, 1–6|
|Win||3–3||Jun 2017||ITF Bethany Beach, United States||25,000||Clay||6–1, 6–0|
|Loss||3–4||Nov 2017||ITF Tyler, United States||80,000||Hard||4–6, 4–6|
|Win||4–4||Nov 2017||ITF Norman, United States||25,000||Hard||1–6, 6–3, 6–4|
|Loss||0–1||Apr 2017||ITF Charlottesville, United States||60,000||Clay||4–6, 6–7(5–7)|
|Loss||0–2||May 2017||ITF Naples, United States||25,000||Clay||6–7(1–7), 1–6|
Only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments, Fed Cup and Olympic Games are included in Win–Loss records.
Current through the suspension of the 2020 WTA Tour.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||A||A||Q3||SF||2R||0 / 2||6–2||75%|
|French Open||A||A||A||A||1R||2R||0 / 2||1–2||33%|
|Wimbledon||A||A||A||Q1||1R||3R||NH||0 / 2||2–2||50%|
|US Open||1R||A||1R||Q1||1R||2R||0 / 4||1–4||20%|
|Win–Loss||0–1||0–0||0–1||0–0||0–3||9–4||1–1||0 / 10||10–10||50%|
|Fed Cup||A||A||A||A||A||1R||0 / 1||1–0||100%|
|WTA Premier Mandatory tournaments|
|Indian Wells Open||A||A||A||1R||4R||3R||P||0 / 3||4–3||57%|
|Miami Open||A||A||A||A||SF||3R||P||0 / 2||6–2||75%|
|Madrid Open||A||A||A||A||1R||2R||P||0 / 2||1–2||33%|
|China Open||A||A||A||A||2R||1R||0 / 2||1–2||33%|
|WTA Premier 5 tournaments|
|Italian Open||A||A||A||A||2R||2R||P||0 / 2||2–2||50%|
|Canadian Open||A||A||A||A||A||1R||P||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|Cincinnati Open||A||A||A||A||1R||A||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|Wuhan Open||A||A||A||A||1R||2R||0 / 2||1–2||33%|
|Tournaments||1||0||1||1||17||18||3||Career total: 41|
|Titles||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Career total: 0|
|Finals||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Career total: 0|
|Hard Win–Loss||0–1||0–0||0–1||0–1||13–10||11–11||6–3||0 / 27||30–27||53%|
|Clay Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||2–4||6–5||0–0||0 / 9||8–9||47%|
|Grass Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||2–3||2–2||0–0||0 / 5||4–5||44%|
|Overall Win–Loss||0–1||0–0||0–1||0–1||17–17||19–18||6–3||0 / 41||42–41||51%|
|Win (%)||0%||–||0%||0%||50%||51%||67%||Career total: 51%|
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||1R||2R||0 / 2||1–2|
|French Open||A||2R||0 / 1||1–1|
|Wimbledon||1R||QF||NH||0 / 2||2–2|
|US Open||2R||3R||0 / 2||3–2|
|Win–Loss||1–2||5–4||1–1||0 / 7||7–7|
|Matches||Won||Lost||Win %||Last match|
|1||2||2||0||100%||Won (7–5, 7–6(7–5)) at 2019 Wuhan 1R|
|1||2||1||1||50%||Lost (1–6, 2–6) at 2019 Acapulco 1R|
|1||2||1||1||50%||Won (6–0, 6–2) at 2019 Australian Open 4R|
|1||3||1||2||33%||Lost (6–4, 3–6, 4–6) at 2019 US Open 2R|
|1||1||0||1||0%||Lost (7–6(7–2), 1–6, 2–6) at 2014 US Open 1R|
|1||1||0||1||0%||Lost (4–6, 6–4, 2–6) at 2019 Rome 2R|
|1||3||0||3||0%||Lost (6–3, 1–6, 6–7(5–7)) at 2020 Adelaide International SF|
|1||2||0||2||0%||Lost (4–6, 2–6) at 2019 Indian Wells 3R|
|2||1||1||0||100%||Won (6–1, 6–4) at 2019 Madrid 1R|
|2||2||0||2||0%||Lost (6–7(2–7), 0–6) at 2019 Australian Open SF|
|3||1||1||0||100%||Won (6–1, 6–1) at 2020 Brisbane International 1R|
|4||1||1||0||100%||Won (6–3, 6–2) at 2019 Australian Open 3R|
|5||1||1||0||100%||Won (6–3, 6–1) at 2020 Adelaide International SQ|
|5||1||0||1||0%||Lost (6–7(1–7), 3–6) at 2018 Miami SF|
|6||2||1||1||50%||Won (6–2, 6–4) at 2018 Eastbourne 2R|
|7||1||1||0||100%||Won (6–3, 6–1) at 2020 Adelaide International 2R|
|7||2||1||1||50%||Lost (4–6, 1–6) at 2020 Brisbane International QF|
|9||1||1||0||100%||Won (2–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–4) at 2019 Australian Open 1R|
|9||1||1||0||100%||Won (6–3, 1–6, 6–1) at 2018 Miami 2R|
|9||2||1||1||50%||Lost (3–6, ret.) at 2018 Tianjin 1R|
|9||2||0||2||0%||Lost (1–6, 0–6) at 2019 Wuhan 2R|
|10||1||0||1||0%||Lost (2–6, 3–6) at 2018 Rome 2R|
|10||1||0||1||0%||Lost (3–6, 2–6) at 2019 Beijing 1R|
|Total||36||15||21||41.67%||* Statistics correct as of 5 February 2020|
|1.||No. 8||Miami Open, United States||Hard||Quarterfinals||6–2, 6–3||No. 93|
|2.||No. 2||Australian Open, Australia||Hard||4th Round||6–0, 6–2||No. 35|
|3.||No. 5||Brisbane International, Australia||Hard||1st Round||6–1, 6–1||No. 27|
|4.||No. 7||Adelaide International, Australia||Hard||Quarterfinals||6–3, 6–1||No. 27|
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