Danielle Collins slams who call women frustrated and emotional

The American star, at the press conference after qualifying for the 4th round of Wimbledon, spoke with her usual frankness, sending to hell those who think that women are frustrated

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Danielle Collins slams who call women frustrated and emotional
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The beauty of a champion like Danielle Collins is not only in her tennis, but also in the frankness with which she speaks to her fans and the media. What she says is never banal and should never be contextualized, because it is always about deep thoughts, expressed with proverbial clarity and, above all, without filters.

After her victory in the 3rd round of Wimbledon against the Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia, the American spoke at the on-court interview about how she is tired of hearing women called frustrated and emotional, literally sending to hell those who define women in this way. On the contrary; according to Danielle, the passion that many mistake for emotion is a fire inside that women have and that they need to use to ignite and burn their passion.

"I try to keep everyone as entertained as possible. So, that's one thing, that, throughout my career, whether it was from the beginning of graduating from college or the end of my career here now, I've always brought passion. We get framed as emotional and frustrated and this and that, and I'm just like: go to hell! I'm trying and I wear my heart on my sleeve and I'll always wear passion. I wear my emotions and I wear my heart on my sleeve and I'm someone who's not afraid to be myself and I think as women, we should really embrace that and support each other and be able to use that passion to ignite ourselves. I think that's a lot," she said.

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Just a few days ago, Collins had already talked in an interview with The Telegraph about a very similar theme, connected to what she said after beating Haddad Maia. Danielle had in fact harshly criticized the part of society that is indifferent and insensitive to women's health.

"I still have a hard time being around large groups of people, I get scared when fans run up to me, throw things at me or touch me because of some scary situations I've been through. Social media opens up so many opportunities for us to connect with fans, but at the same time it sometimes gives us access to people who aren't doing so well and aren't in the best of mental states. I've had to be very vigilant and cautious in how I conduct my life to make sure I'm safe. I think sometimes that comes across to fans as me being reserved and distant, but the reality is that I've had to be more careful about what I say and do at times because I don't want certain people to know where I am, what I'm doing or my daily patterns.

A lot of people aren't aware of women's health conditions that can affect their fertility and their lives in general. But I also think there's a part of society that is insensitive and unempathetic when it comes to women's health conditions. I shared something incredibly vulnerable and then having to deal with a lot of tone-deaf people was frustrating at times. I find it shocking sometimes when I walk into press conferences and they ask me: What would make you change your mind about retiring? There's a part of society that's insensitive to women's health conditions. I think for the most part it comes from a good place, from people who want to see me play better tennis," she said.

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