Danielle Collins is an American professional tennis player currently ranked No.10 in the world achieved in January 2022. She was also the finalist at 2022’s Australian Open. Aged 28 years, Collins has lifted the NCAA Singles trophy twice, in 2014 and 2016. She made her breakthrough at the 2019 Australian Open, where she reached the semifinals, beating former world number 1 Angelique Kerber in the process. Besides singles, she has been a quarter finalist at the 2020 French Open. Danielle was also a doubles finalist at the 2019 Wimbledon Championships. So let’s take a look at 10 unknown facts about Danielle Collins.
danielle collins: 10 unknown facts that you don’t know
Danielle was born on December 13, 1993 in St. Petersburg, Florida, United States. She was born to Walter and Cathy Collins. She has without a doubt, been playing tennis from a very young age.
9) High School
She is a graduate of Northeast High School, St. Petersburg, Florida. In addition to graduating in 2012, she also got a scholarship from the University of Florida.
8) First titles
Danielle transferred to the University of Virginia after her freshman year. Furthermore, she won the NCAA singles title in her sophomore as well as her senior years. This was in 2014 and 2016.
7) The graduate
She graduated with a degree in media studies and business. Her original plan was to play professional tennis and go to business school as well. Additionally, she is one of only 3 players to attend 4 years of college on the WTA tour.
Danielle currently has a sponsorship deal with Babolat, which provides her rackets. She plays with the Babolat Pure Aero. Apart from this, she is also sponsored by Dynasty Financial Partners, a wealth advisory firm.
Also read: Danielle Collins net worth
5) Danielle Collins Jewelry
She also has her own jewelry line called Danielle Collins Jewelry, which was created in partnership with the jewelry company, Ritani.
4) Early influence
Danielle’s father, Walter has also played some tennis and later started a landscaping company too. Her mother worked as a teacher.
3) Introduction to tennis
She was introduced to tennis by her father, Walter. He also coached her until she started playing professionally. Also noteworthy is the fact that she used to practice by hitting balls against the wall.
2) Personal life
Danielle has been dating her physical trainer, Tom Couch since 2019. He was an Australian football player who played for the Melbourne Football Club in the Australian Football League. Besides this, he has been a part of her team since October 2019.
1) Lack of sponsors
Danielle played the Australian Open without a clothing or shoe sponsor. This is very unusual as she played the final without a sponsor too. Her clothing only carried the logo of Dynasty Financial Partners, a wealth advisory firm.
These were the 10 unknown facts about Danielle Collins. Stay tuned for more!
Thank you for reading it. Leave us a comment if you liked it.
Have a good day ahead 🙂