YOU’LL BE MISSED! Danielle Collins Ends Carla Suarez Navarro’s Career Grand Slam Run at US Open 2021 R1

Published 08/30/2021, 3:01 PM EDT
Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain plays a forehand during her match against Romina Oprandi of Italy during day one of the ASB Classic at ASB Tennis Centre on January 4, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)


It’s the first day of the US Open 2021 and fans witnessed an epic battle in the very first round. World No.29 Danielle Rose Collins was up against Carla Suarez Navarro- who recently defeated cancer and made a comeback on the WTA Tour. It was the American player who emerged as the winner as she thrashed the Spaniard in straight sets. The final scoreline of the match was 6-2, 6-4.

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Set-1: Danielle Rose Collins gives no chance to Carla Suarez Navarro

World No.29 Collins began the set on a high note as she won the first gram quite easily. Interestingly, she broke in the very next game to establish a 2-0 lead over Carla. Even though the Spaniard tried to fight back hard, she failed to break past Collins and then lost her following service game as well. As a result, the scoreline reached 4-0 in the American’s favor.

Carla finally registered some points on the scoreline by winning the fifth game. However, she failed to carry forward her momentum, and couldn’t break Collins yet again.

Serving for the set, Collins won four back-to-back points to win the game. Therefore, she won the first set 6-2 in just 29 minutes.

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Set-2: Game, Set, Match for Collins

Unlike the last set, Carla got off to a great start in the second set. She saved three break-points and took an easy 1-0 lead at the end of the first game.

Danielle Rose Collins of the U.S reacts during her third round match against Spain’s Garbine Muguruza REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

However, the American player bounced back and won three consecutive games after breaking in the third game. However, the Spaniard didn’t give up, saved two break-points in the fifth game, and won the game to narrow the margin to 3-2.

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Collins regained her momentum and struck back hard at the Spaniard. She played a beautiful drop to win the sixth game which too her lead to 4-2. However, once again, Carla didn’t let her opponent on her service game, and brought the scoreline back to 4-3. The one who served continued to win and thus, the scoreline soon reached 5-4

Serving for the set, Collins didn’t make any mistake, delivered an ace, and sealed the set 6-4. Thus, she won the match and advanced to the second round of the US Open 2021.

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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