(VIDEO) Danielle Collins gives iconic reaction to fan jeers after winning Rome Open Quarter-Final

Thursday, 16 May 2024 at 00:00
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Danielle Collins continues to produce in her final year taking down Victoria Azarenka to reach her 3rd WTA 1000 semi-final and could yet seal the Rome Open crown against the player that basically started the streak if Iga Swiatek defeats Coco Gauff.
But Collins as ever revels in any environment including a crowd booing her and as she received jeers from some sections of the crowd during the match and also as she won, she had a usual iconic reaction.
'Danimal' who won through 6-4, 6-3 against Victoria Azarenka didn't fail to let her emotions show on court throughout as usual in a tie between two feisty characters. She flapped her arms at the crowd after being whistled and she simply told them to sarcastically bring it.
Going to the net in sealing the win, she also showed her displeasure towards certain sections of the crowd by blowing them a kiss. A player that does polarise some sections of tennis fans, but what can't be denied is the entertainment factor and also supreme form.
Now in facing Sabalenka, it is very much another task of two players who leave it all on the court. But also one where Collins herself has not had great success. She saw her streak broken fairly easily by Sabalenka in Madrid.
The World No.2 will be expecting to face Iga Swiatek likely in the final so opens it up for Collins to either bookend a full circle clash with Swiatek or the dream final to again be setup as it was in Madrid. Collins' streak started with a damning loss at Indian Wells and she went on to win Miami and Charleston. Her return at Madrid was fairly stop start.
The form woman in tennis continues to produce showstopping displays as Danielle Collins jousts with the crowd again.
She saw off Olga Danilovic and Jaqueline Cristian, but had great difficulty in doing so before losing to Sabalenka, this time around has been a bit more different with Collins looking back to her rampant best. She has played technically one less set than everyone else with Anna Blinkova retiring in the second set of their tie on Friday. But she defeated Caroline Garcia and a returning Irina Camelia Begu with a fair degree of comfort. Even against Azarenka, it was fairly comfortable for Collins with the aggro on court between Collins and the crowd and Vika and her box being more of the entertainment.
But heading into Roland Garros, Collins forms part of a different picture to the men's tournament with the American who will retire at the end of 2024 offering up contender displays to potentially round off her career with a Grand Slam. Given her recent form, it isn't beyond the realms of possibility. She also continues to maintain her superb on-court persona depending on who you ask.

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