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Danielle Collins Joins Serena Williams as the 2nd American To Pull off a Maverick WTA-1000 Level Feat at Italian Open

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Despite being in the twilight of her competitive journey, Danielle Collins has been performing brilliantly on the tour this season. After winning back-to-back titles in Miami and Charleston, the American tennis star has now secured a place in the semifinals of the Italian Open. In doing so, the 30-year-old player has now joined her compatriot and the ‘Queen of the Court’ Serena Williams on an elite ‘WTA-1000’ list.

Apart from the Italian Open, Collins also reached the semifinals of this season’s hard-court WTA 1000 event in Miami. She has now become the second American player after Serena Williams to pull off this rare WTA-1000 clay and hard court feat on the tour. Notably, the official Twitter page of OptaAce recently hailed Collins by stating, “Danielle Collins is the 4th player to make the semi-finals on both surfaces (clay & hard) in WTA-1000 events during the same season after turning 30 along with Serena Williams, Li Na and Svetlana Kuznetsova. Victory. “

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The current number 15 player outclassed the likes of Irina-Camelia Begu, Caroline Garcia, and Anna Blinkova in the initial rounds in Rome. Collins then went on to prevail in her quarterfinal clash against the former number 1 player, Victoria Azarenka, whom she defeated in straight sets. Apart from this recent WTA 1000 achievement, the American player has pulled off another Serenaesque feat on the tour this season.

Danielle Collins has pulled off another Serena Williams-like feat this season

Even at the age of 30, Collins is still doing wonders on the WTA Tour this season. After her triumphant runs in Miami and Charleston, the American player carried her great on-court momentum to the Madrid Open, where she was on a 15-match winning streak after her victory against Jaqueline Cristian. Notably, a tennis fan page hailed Collins for her remarkable win streak, as she also matched a Serena Williams record. The user stated, “Danielle Collins is the oldest player to win 15 consecutive WTA tour-level matches since Serena Williams in 2015.”

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Reacting to the post, Collins reshared it on her Instagram story while issuing a hilarious and witty message. She stated,“Who would of thought a granny like me could win 15 matches #thisis30 #30yearsold.” Continuing her stellar momentum, the 30-year-old player is now two wins away from yet another WTA 1000 title this season. She will now lock horns with the second seed, Aryna Sabalenka, for a place in the championship game of the Italian Open.

What do you think of the American tennis star pulling off yet another Serenaesque feat on the tour this season? Let us know in the comments section.

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