‘I’ll be so torn’ – US star Danielle Collins couldn’t stomach the idea of ​​facing Serena Williams in her final dance at US Open 2022

In the first round of the US Open, Naomi Osaka was defeated by American tennis player Danielle Collins in straight sets, 6-7, 3-6. Four-time Grand Slam champion Osaka was unable to convert break points when needed. While Collins was outstanding on her second serve, winning 68% of the time.

After her victory over Naomi Osaka, Collins revealed the influence of Venus and Serena Williams on her, during the press conference.

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Serena and Venus Williams influenced Danielle Collins

During the post-match press conference, American tennis player Collins revealed that she had idolized Serena and Venus Williams all her life and that they were people she looked up to. “I think as everyone knows I’ve idolized Serena and Venus all my life, they’re people I’ve really looked up to. It’s such a big moment in our tennis history. I love the how our sport celebrates our champions of the game.”

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia – January 27, 2022 Danielle Collins of the United States in action during her semi-final match against Iga Swiatek REUTERS/Morgan Sette of Poland

She also stated that she didn’t want to face Serena at any point in the tournament, “Hopefully I don’t have to play Serena at some point because I’ll be so torn.”

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Collins was also asked about Serena Williams’ background during the post-match press conference. She answered, “Yeah, I mean, to be honest, I knew it wasn’t over for Serena yet. I had full confidence in her. So I was having dinner with my trainer and my boyfriend and his fiancée. I just knew I was going to see her play again, so I had full confidence. We followed a bit to the dinner table.

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Collins advanced to the second round of the US Open

Collins, this year’s Australian Open runner-up, will now face Cristina Bucsa of Spain in the second round of the U.S. Open. The 28-year-old American right-hander will be full of optimism after beating Osaka at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia – January 27, 2022 Danielle Collins of the United States in action during her semi-final match against Iga Swiatek REUTERS/Morgan Sette of Poland

Naomi Osaka attempted the knockout blow to keep the match in her favor. She tried to take a 40-15 lead in Game 9. But, Collins somehow went to grab the win.

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