Collins plays unreal tennis to smash Swiatek to reach maiden Grand Slam final in Melbourne
Iga Swiatek entered the semifinal against Collins as the favourite despite Collins actually showing somewhat better tennis overall. The American has never gone the full distance at a major, unlike Swiatek who has that experience. From the start, it was evident that it did not bother Collins at all. She played amazing tennis to start, the best she ever played returning the ball incredibly well.
Swiatek was not able to win her service game and things went downhill from that. Collins was racking up winners without any issues leaving the Polish player stunned. She took a 4-1 lead after which Swiatek stabilized a little bit but the American played another smashing service game to win the opening set with 6-4.
Things actually got worse for Swiatek in the 2nd set. She was never able to find her rhythm on serve which allowed Collins a go at many of her 2nd serves. Most of those were quick return winners which frustrated the Polish player even more. She took a 3-0 lead and from there just kept adding on ultimately closing out the match with 6-1.
An unreal display from Collins who had an unbelievable 27 winners in 17 games compared to only 13 mistakes. Swiatek was not bad overall with 12 winners and 13 errors however she only won 3 of her 21 2nd service points which was crucial.