Born on December 13, 1993, in St. Petersburg, Florida, United States, Danielle Rose Collins is an American professional tennis player.
She reached career-high WTA rankings of No. 8 in singles and the world No. 86 in doubles.
Collins won the WTA Tour singles title at the 2021 Palermo Open and the 2021 Stanford Classic.
At the 2022 Australian Open, Collins reached her first major singles final.
Collins played collegiate tennis at the University of Virginia and won the NCAA singles title twice, in 2014 and 2016, during her sophomore and senior years.
She finished her career at Virginia in 2016 as the top-ranked collegiate player.
After making her debut on the WTA Tour in 2018 as a qualifier at the Miami Open, she reached the semi-finals at the 2019 Australian Open. She defeated world No. 2, Angelique Kerber, en route.
Collins was also a quarterfinalist in the 2020 French Open singles and in the 2019 Wimbledon Championships doubles.
Danielle Collins Health Problems: Does Collins Have Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Collins was diagnosed with endometriosis in 2019 and proceeded to have a “tennis-ball sized” cyst removed in 2021. In addition to that surgery, Collins was also taking medication for rheumatoid arthritis.
She has overhauled her diet, training, and lifestyle since getting diagnosed.
Endometriosis is an often painful disorder in which tissue similar to the tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus — the endometrium — grows outside your uterus.
Rheumatoid Arthritis or RA, is an autoimmune and inflammatory disease, which means that your immune system attacks healthy cells in your body by mistake, causing inflammation (painful swelling) in the affected parts of the body.