The emergence of Danielle Collins

April 4, 2018

A woman in tennis is considered a veteran when they are 27.  As crazy as that sounds it’s reality and Danielle Collins just graduated from the University of Virginia at 22.  She is 24 now, won 2 singles NCAA national championship titles, and just got to the semifinals of the Miami Open.  This performance at the Miami Open was sparked by a career best round if 16 finish at Indian Wells right before Miami.  People may be wondering where all this success came from out of nowhere, and the answer is college tennis. 


3 main effects of college tennis on Danielle:


  1. College tennis operates in an environment where students are banging pots and screaming during the matches.  This helps make anything that happens at a professional tennis match in front of a bigger crowd, nothing. 

  2. Experience cannot be underestimated, and in this case, it clearly was.  Danielle won 2 national NCAA championships, and this is absolutely ridiculous.  Thousands of divisions 1 tennis players per year work just to win one of these championships, but she won two.  This experience shows her to be a winner and it was eventually going to transition to the pro level.

  3. It is always key to get a college education just in case tennis doesn’t work out, and that’s exactly what Danielle did.  She wants to take the LSAT and go into law after tennis.



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