“It Was Really An Incredible Time For Personal Growth” – Danielle Collins On Staying Away From Tennis


Danielle Collins

26-year-old American Tennis Star Danielle Collins recently shared her views with US Open ahead of the big tournament in the next month. Moreover, Collins is a champion at the NCAA singles tournament from the University of Virginia. Further, the world number 51 is currently in partnership with full- time coach, Jay Gooding. 

Besides, Collins made her debut in WTA main-draw at the US Open 2014. Further, she became the first former college tennis player to reach a grand slam semifinal in the women’s category. She achieved this feat in her dream run at the Australian Open 2019.

“It’s Actually Been Pretty Rewarding”: Collins On The Tennis Break

Danielle Collins

When asked about the gains made from staying away from the pro tour, Danielle Collins said, “It was really an incredible time for personal growth.” She further added, “I think it was amazing to have more time to work on my game. It’s a really good time to reflect on important things.”

Moreover, she spoke, “It was really hard not to be able to go to so many tournaments that were canceled. I really do think it was a good time to learn more about myself.”

Talking about the important learnings during this period, Danielle Collins said, “I am very happy how I was able to handle the situation. You can easily sit around and come into depression. You can also become inactive. But I feel I got the most out of the situation. It’s actually been pretty rewarding.”

“I Am Actually A Pretty Private Person”: Danielle Collins On Social Media Life

Danielle Collins

Additionally, the top-ranked collegiate player is a very private person. Danielle Collins said, “No, I don’t really enjoy social media. I am actually a pretty private person. I am an old soul.”

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Besides, the American also said, “I feel like if I didn’t play tennis I wouldn’t have social media. I don’t really enjoy it that much.”  She said all this despite having a good fan base with more than 93,900 followers.


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