CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Danielle Collins, a two-time NCAA singles champion during her career with the Virginia women’s tennis program (2014-2016), made a run to the quarterfinals at the 2020 French Open on Thursday (Oct. 8) to mark her second deep run at a Grand Slam event during her professional career.
She is currently ranked No. 57 in the world.
Collins’ run this year at Rolland-Garros included wins over former French Open champion and world No. 15 Garbine Muguruza and world No. 35 Ons Jabeur. She ended her run in her quarterfinal matchup with world No. 6, and fellow American player, Sofia Kenin.
It marks the second time Collins has made a run to at least the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam as the American advanced to the semifinals of the 2019 Australian Open.
In that 2019 run to the semifinals of the Australian Open, Collins once again defeated some of the world’s top players. She upset then world No. 14 Julia Gorges in the opening round of play before taking out then No. 19 Caroline Garcia in the third round and then No. 2 Angelique Kerber in the fourth round of play. Her run ended in that semifinal match with then No. 8 Petra Kvitova.
It’s a continuation of success for Collins as she progresses in her professional career. Prior to the two Grand Slam runs, Collins burst on the scene in her with a a deep run at Indian Wells with a win over then world No. 14 Madison Keys. She continued that success at the Miami Open with a run to the semifinals that included wins over CoCo Vandeweghe, Monica Puig, then world No. 37 Irina-Camelia Begu and then world No. 8 and seven time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams. The performances vaulted Collins into the top-50 in the world.
Collins has reached a career-high world ranking of No. 23.