WTA Charleston: Collins also sweeps over Badosa

After her first Masters triumph in Miami, Danielle Collins continues to ride the wave of success and defeated the Spaniard Paula Badosa in two sets at the start of the WTA 500 tournament in Charleston.

last edit: Apr 02, 2024, 10:42 pm

Danielle Collins continues to make a big impact in Charleston.
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Danielle Collins continues to make a big impact in Charleston.

Danielle Collins traveled to Charleston with a lot of self-confidenceafter her 1000 title from Miami and the greatest success of her soon-to-be-ending career. At the start, the American Paula Badosa from Spain faced off against Simona Halep's comeback in the first round in three sets at the tournament in Florida.


From the start, Collins dominated on the green clay by taking the balls early again and shifting her position to the baseline as best as possible. The 30-year-old only allowed herself one blemish in the first round when she let her opponent score once on her own serve.

The world number 22 also dominated the second act. at the beginning, which was reflected in a quick 3-0 lead with a double break. The former college player then managed her lead and secured the 6:1, 6:4 win after 85 minutes with a serve winner.

In the second round, the unseeded Collins will face No. 2 seed Ons Jabeur from Tunisia in the next blockbuster, who starts the tournament with a bye.

Stephens wins easily, Kenin loses

Two of Collins' Grand Slam-decorated compatriots had a mixed result. While Sloane Stephens, the 2017 US Open winner, swept Poland's Magdalena Frech 6-0, 6-2, the former Australian Open winner Sofia Kenin lost to her compatriot Taylor Townsend 3-6, 3-6 . The 31-year-old Stephens will face No. 14 seed Leylah Fernandez from Canada in the second round, while the 27-year-old Townsend will face No. 6 seed Ekaterina Alexandrova.

Sakkari confidently

Maria Sakkari, seeded number 3, also managed her opening hurdle after a bye. Against Viktoriya Tomova from Bulgaria, the 28-year-old Greek was able to go one better after a 1:3 deficit and dominated the final phase in both rounds to a deserved 6:3, 6:3 victory after 81 minutes. So the world rankings are 7th. as the first player in the round of 16.

Here is the individual tableau in Charleston


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