Collins ends Cornet’s dream to live his own

Danielle Collins of the US reacts after winning against France's Alize Cornet during their women's singles quarter-final match on day ten of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 26, 2022. (Photo by MICHAEL ERREY / AFP) / -- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE --

The beautiful story of Alize Cornet at the Australian Open ended this Wednesday in the quarterfinals. Danielle Collinsa relentless player when she reaches her best level, put an end to the dream of the recently turned 32-year-old Frenchwoman and 61st in the world, who had reached the penultimate round of a Grand Slam for the first time in her 63rd attempt: 7-5 and 6-1 in 88 minutes.

It is the second time that the 28-year-old American and 27th seed has reached the semifinals of the tournament, after having played them in 2019 (fell to Petra Kvitova). She will face either Iga Swiatek or Kaia Kanepi, who play next. Her balance since July 2021, the year in which she won titles in San José and Palermo, is 40-7.

TONow, having come from a set back in her previous two matches, Collins is living her own dream after undergoing surgery last year to treat endometriosis she suffers from, a very painful disease that affects about one in ten women because the tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus grows outside of it. During some tournaments at the end of last season, it affected him visibly. “I feel like before (surgery) and before taking the proper medication, I always had to adjust my training around my cycle because of how painful my periods were.”, said the Florida tennis player at a press conference. “My father took me from one place to another and gave me all the resources to be able to be here now. I compete since I was 7 years old, working every day. This means a lot to me and my family.”expressed on the track.

Australian Open women’s draw.

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