Iga Swiatek explains what makes Danielle Collins a very dangerous opponent


Iga Swiatek explains what makes Danielle Collins a very dangerous opponent

World No. 9 Iga Swiatek says Danielle Collins has a good game and she will do more big things if she keeps the right attitude and mindset. Collins, 28, destroyed Swiatek 6-4 6-1 to reach the Australian Open, in which she was beaten by Ashleigh Barty.

“With her game, she can play really aggressively. She's also taking a lot of risk. She's really confident, really aggressive. If she's going to keep that good attitude and good mindset, she can do anything,” Swiatek said of Collins, per Eurosport.

Jessica Pegula joins Swiatek in praising Collins

Pegula, who made the Australian Open quarterfinal, absolutely loves Collins' on-court attitude. “On the court she’s so fiercely competitive and does not care what anyone thinks and I think that’s so refreshing to see in women’s tennis,” Pegula told Eurosport.

“And I think for females too, how we’re always supposed to be very composed and nice and not – I don’t know what the right term is but like ‘bitchy’ kind of, but I love that she doesn’t care.

She goes out there and she’s super competitive and fierce and doesn’t apologise for it, and I think it’s awesome”. During the Australian Open, Collins opened about her fear of heights but also shared a story of joining Bethanie Mattek Sands on a hiking trip.

“I've always liked to face new challenges and look into like new hobbies and interests and activities and I'm a pretty multifaceted person,” Collins said. “So doing those types of things I feel like helps me become stronger on court and I feel like it just helps me be a better-rounded person.

“You can only play so much tennis; I feel like we play so much tennis throughout the year, the more things that you can learn to enjoy and interest away from the court. I think it helps you be better when you are on the court”.

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