All You Need to Know About Danielle Collins’ Boyfriend and Fitness Trainer, Tom Couch

Published 01/26/2022, 3:58 AM EST

One of the best performers to have come from American tennis in the recent times on the WTA tour, Danielle Collins had to face off-court adversities to become a high-performance athlete. At the 2022 Australian Open, Collins reached the semi-final for a second time in her career after taking down Alize Cornet in straight sets.

Having shot to limelight during the 2018 WTA season, Collins continued her impressive run next year by reaching the semi-finals at the ‘happy slam’ after upsetting some top names like Caroline Garcia and Angelique Kerber.

With Collins getting consistent success on tour, here are some details about the person she has been dating for the past three years. Collins’ boyfriend is Tom Couch, a performance coach and also an athlete.

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Know more about Tom Couch – Boyfriend of American tennis star Danielle Collins

Couch is a former Australian rules football player who represented the North Launceston team. He also played for the Melbourne Football Club at the Australian Football League before turning his attention to athlete conditioning. Tom Couch hails from the land down under.

The Australian has trained several tennis players over the years, including the likes of Alex de Minaur and Jordan Thompson. Currently, Tom works in Collins’ team as a fitness trainer.

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At the 2020 French Open, the couple made headlines as Collins wanted Tom to shift to a different location mid-match. As it was not clear immediately, it appeared as if the American was just venting out frustration on her boyfriend. However, Collins cleared the air later and explained what actually happened.

I had my boyfriend move to a different spot because I was distracted by something in front of him. I just wanted to be able to look at him from a different location.”

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Collins’ success amid health struggles will serve as an inspiration

Danielle Collins lost that quarter-final contest against Sofia Kenin in a three-set thriller at the Roland Garros. Collins’ rise to the top was marred by endometriosis. At Australia last year, the American struggled to close out her match against Daria Kasatkina in the Philip Island Trophy as she fell to the ground with intense cramping of abdominal muscles.

Mar 24, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Danielle Collins of the United States hits a forehand against Kristina Mladenovic of France (not pictured) in the first round of the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

In April 2021, Collins underwent surgery for endometriosis and bounced back on tour by winning two titles. Her maiden title came at the Palermo Open and the second one was the Silicon Valley Classic. Collins registered 31 wins and just 7 losses since the surgery and continues to serve as an incredible inspiration for tennis fans across the world.

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Sagar Ashtakoula

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Sagar Ashtakoula is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. He has been following the sport since 2007. Sagar has completed his graduation in Electronics and Communication Engineering.

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