Danielle Collins Brother Joel: Parents & Family

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Danielle Collins was born to her parents, Walter and Cathy Collins. They have always remained optimistic in supporting Danielle to become a successful tennis player.

She also has her brother, Joel Collins, always standing by her side through every success and failure.

American Tennis Player Danielle Collins
American Tennis Player Danielle Collins (Source: Instagram)

Danielle Rose Collins, an American professional tennis athlete, is a WTA Tour doubles title winner. Likewise, she has also won a two-time WTA Tour singles title.

The Florida native played collegiate tennis at the University of Virginia before transferring from the University of Florida after her freshman year.

The highest-ranked American female player breakthrough came at the 2019 Australian Open, defeating world No. 2 Angelique Kerber.

Moreover, at the Credit One Charleston Open, she won her 1st doubles silverware alongside her teammate, Desirae Krawcyzk.

Danielle Collins currently ranks No. 134 (singles) and No. 48 (doubles) in the WTA rankings.

Danielle Collins Brother Joel: Parents & Family

The American professional tennis athlete was born on December 13, 1993, to her parents, Walter Collins and Cathy Collins.

Joel Collins is Danielle’s only sibling. Both siblings spent their entire childhood together in Florida.

Danielle With Her Father Walter
Danielle With Her Father, Walter (Source: Instagram)

Danielle’s dad got her into tennis at the age of 3. The 85-year-old father, Walter himself, was a recreational player in his initial days.

Until she turned eight, her father personally coached her in tennis before enrolling her in a tennis club. There she was tutored by professionals, further helping her enhance her skills.

Moreover, her mother, Cathy, ensured that Collins balanced her growing passion for tennis with her studies.

With proper guidance from her mother, she completed a double bachelor’s degree with a major in Liberal Arts & Sciences Exploratory and another in Media Studies & Business.

Additionally, she graduated with her Master’s degree in Sports Management from the University of Florida.

Danielle’s parents accompanied her during her early morning practices at 4:30 am, with her mother taking care of household chores and her father driving her to her practice.

However, her brother Joel Collins prefers to stay out of the picture. He likes to maintain his distance from the online world.

A Heated Exchange

As much as one can control, keeping your composure on the tennis court can be challenging.

A second-round matchup at the National Bank Open between two top-ranked tennis pro-Maria Sakkari and Danielle Collins, flared up into a heated exchange.

This incident happened Wednesday night after Collins took issue with Sakkari, who spiked a ball into the crowd.

Moreover, after being dissatisfied with the lack of discipline handed down to Sakkari, she questioned the chair umpire, “Did you just see that? Did you see what happened?”

Sakkari replied that it didn’t even hit anyone, and the ball was on the ground. Collins then responded strongly and stated, “Shut your mouth. Shut your mouth”.

Lastly, the chair umpire had no other option but to take the matter into her hands and control the situation. The game continued shortly after.

Some sportspersons and media’s person shed light by taking the side of Collins regarding this incident- with Ben Rothenberg being one of the popular media faces showing his support.

Pratik Prasai
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