Danielle Collins Announces Unfortunate News Ahead of the Upcoming Clay-Court Season

Published 04/01/2021, 10:44 PM EDT
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


World No. 40 Danielle Collins made a decent start to her 2021 season. However, before she could move on to the upcoming clay season, the American has announced some unpleasant news. Collins will be forced to take a break from tennis and undergo endometriosis surgery.

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The 27-year-old recently took to Instagram to update her fans about the surgery. In the official statement, she even mentioned that she decided on surgery for more than one reason.

In essence, endometriosis is a condition where a tissue abnormally grows inside ovaries, causing pain and discomfort. She will go into surgery after Easter Sunday.

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Danielle Collins opens up on her endometriosis surgery

Mar 24, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Danielle Collins of the United States reaches for 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

Recently, Collins exited hometown tournament Miami Open after losing to Veronika Kudermetova in the second round. It will be her last tournament of 2021 until further updates from her.

“Hey everyone, I wanted to give you a quick update. I am undergoing surgery on Monday for endometriosis. This is has been an ongoing issue for quite some time,” the American wrote.

Collins also explained why avoiding the surgery was not a wise choice any longer for her. She added, “Unfortunately it has been affecting my overall day to day life in a way that has caused too much physical agony and is negatively impacting my ability to perform consistently.”

Additionally, the American stated that she even plans to be a mother in the future. Thus, the surgery will take care of those concerns too.

“Off the court, being able to start a family one day is one of my biggest goals. This operation is important for many reasons,” Danielle wrote.

To sum up, the American withdrew from her said favorite Charleston Volvo Car Open. But with that, she is looking forward to being healthier and coming back stronger than ever.

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Danielle Collins’ 2021 season

Mar 24, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Danielle Collins of the United States reacts after winning a point 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

Danielle had started her 2021 Tour at the Yarra Valley Classic in Melbourne. Consequently, she upset former World No. 1 Karolina Pliskova to meet Serena Williams in the quarterfinals. Although she lost the tight battle, she made it clear that she meant only business this year.

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Following that, Collins’ results were: Australian Open second round, Philip Island trophy semi-final, Adelaide International quarterfinal, and Miami second round. However, there is a lot more tennis she aims to play in the future.

Hopefully, the American would recover speedily and be back on the court in time for the French Open. Get well soon, Danielle!

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