VOLVO CAR OPEN. At 25 years of age, Danielle Collins had a rather unusual rise in the WTA rankings. The American played a lot of collegiate tennis before starting to have serious runs at pro level.
Danielle surprised the tennis community after she had a magnificent run at the Australian Open where she reached the semifinal after playing fantastic tennis during the entire event.
The world no.34 has just reached the quarters in Charleston without conceding a single set to her opponents.
How my life changed. COLLINS
Following her successful match against Kaia Kanepi at the Volvo Car Open, Danielle had an interesting talk with the Tennis Channel when she also elaborated on how her life changed after the Australian Open
“I think maybe more people know who I am and recognize me and I feel like I’ve definitely gained a lot of supporters and fans which has been really nice.[I am also] having a lot of people come out and support me at matches. It’s just different you know a couple of years ago I was playing like 60 Ks and 25Ks in the middle of nowhere where there’d be like two or three people that would show up.
So it’s so nice to have a strong following and people that are supporting me.”
Danielle Collins playing vs. Monica Puig
Danielle will face Monica Puig for a place in the semifinal in Charleston. The head to head is 1-all, and she will definitely count of a very strong following in this home tournament.