Danielle COLLINS extends winning streak to 12 matches, crushes Maria SAKKARI and reaches Charleston Open final

Saturday, 06 April 2024 at 23:43
Photo - Proshots
Danielle Collins (No. 22) defeated Maria Sakkari (No. 7) by 6-3, 6-3 to extend her winning streak to 12 consecutive victories and advance to the final of the WTA 500 Charleston Open. The American once again clinches a victory in straight sets and has won 24 of the last 26 sets she has played.
In the first part, Collins quickly showcased her strengths with the serve and capitalized on her first break opportunity to take a 3-0 lead in just a few minutes of the match. The former Australian Open finalist's dominant start did not last, and this time it was Sakkari who secured a break and won three consecutive games to level at 3-3.
Like in her recent appearances over the past weeks, Collins was highly effective in winning 70% of the points on her serve, while once again taking advantage of Sakkari's uncertainties to claim the break in the eighth game and then close the set 6-3 in her favor.
In the second set, Collins maintained the momentum from the previous set to add two more consecutive games (five in total) and face the set with greater composure. Sakkari was inconsistent with her serving points, but managed to stay alive and create a couple of break opportunities, although she couldn't convert them.
Danielle Collins continues her streak in Charleston
Just when Collins was facing more difficulties with her serve, a couple of aces arrived to ease the pressure, and she played confidently in her final service points. With a break in the ninth game, Collins ultimately secured another excellent victory by 6-3, 6-3, extending her streak to 12 consecutive wins, three of them against a top-10 opponent.
In the final, she will face Russian Daría Kasatkina (No. 11), who overcame a tough battle against Jessica Pegula (No. 5) and will play her third final in 2024, still seeking success to claim a title. The Russian Wall and Collins already faced each other in a final back in 2021 at the Stanford Open, where the American clinched the title in a thrilling three-set match.

Just In

Popular News