Danielle Collins is an American professional tennis player. She reached career-high WTA rankings of No. 8 in singles and world No. 86 in doubles.
Collins defeated world No. 37, Irina-Camelia Begu, in straight sets at the Miami Open qualifying round before defeating two-time major semifinalist CoCo Vandeweghe in three sets.
That was followed by victories over Donna Veki and Monica Puig. Then came the career-defining triumph over Venus Williams, the seven-time Grand Slam champion and former world number one.
A first-time semi-finalist at the Miami Open, she made history with her victory. Despite having a set point in the first set against sixth-seeded Jeena Ostapenko, she fell to her in straight sets. Collins entered the world’s top 50 for the first time after reaching the quarterfinals in Monterrey.
During the remainder of the season, Collins only won back-to-back main-draw matches at two other tournaments, reaching the third round of the Eastbourne International and the semifinals of the San Jose Open (both Premier-level events), and losing in the opening round of the other three Grand Slams. Collins.
In spite of this, she ended the year ranked 36th in the world, more than 100 places above her previous best year-end ranking.
Danielle Collins Parents: Meet Walter Collins and Cathy Collins
American professional tennis player Danielle Collins was born to his parens Walter Collins and Cathy Collins.
Only Walter Collins, her father who originally introduced Danielle to tennis, is known to be her father, and he is the only person who knows anything about her personal life.
In addition, he was her instructor until she began her professional tennis career.