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Italian Open: ‘Class Act’ Danielle Collins Wins Tennis Fans’ Hearts With a Delightful Gesture for Shattered Opponent


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‘Danimal’ has a new side! Danielle Collins is up and running at the ongoing Italian Open. Coming into the event as a clear favorite, she faced Anna Blinkova in the first round. While she got the win, it came in the most unexpected fashion. Having comfortably won the first set against her, the American was all set to seal the deal by clinching the second one as well. But, her opponent stumbled midway through the match and could not carry forward.

This eventually forced Blinkova to retire and Collins was granted the win. However, what happened next clearly won the fans’ hearts. The American WTA star helped her opponent as she brought her water bottle to support her and even carried her bag off the court. This incident is something that the fans simply can’t get enough of, given Collins’ usually fiery personality once facing someone across the net.

One fan came ahead and suggested that the actions by Collins were so wonderful to see. “That’s so wonderful to see,” said the fan who couldn’t get enough of Collins’ actions.


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Collins has announced that this would be her last year on the professional circuit. This fan, who was amazed by her actions suggested that Collins’ presence on the Tour would be sorely missed after this year ends. “Gonna miss Collins,” wrote the fan with a broken heart emoji.

This fan chose to speak facts and said that Collins is winning many hearts by her actions and her on-court actions. “Danielle is securing her place with wins and sportsmanship…” said the fan.

Next, this fan suggested that what Collins did on the court was simply a class act by her. “Danielle Collins is a class act!” said one impressed by Collins’ actions.

Last, but not least, the official X handle of the Miami Open came ahead to appreciate the class act that Danielle Collins showed on the court. “That’s our champ!” wrote the admin who praised the winner for her thoughtful action.

Thus, Danielle Collins, who came into the event as a clear favorite stunned everyone with her off-court actions. While she progressed into the next round, her actions after the match also made her endearing. It’s notable because more often than not, Collins is seen in a more fierce light. Back at the Madrid Open, there came a moment when the American lost her cool and shouted at a fan.


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Danielle Collins loses control after a fan interrupts her game in Madrid

Back at the Madrid Open, there came a moment where Danielle Collins lost her cool. It was during a match when a fan tried to interrupt her while she was about to serve. Completely disturbed by the actions, she took a moment and lashed out at the fan while suggesting to have a little more respect. “yYu come out here. You do what I do. Okay? Have a lil more respect,” said Collins to the fan during her match against Jaqueline Cristian.


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Thus, Danielle Collins, who has stunned everyone with her performance on the tennis court took a moment to win the hearts of the fans with her actions. However, there also came a moment when she lost her cool, but that’s another part of being a professional tennis player! What are your thoughts on this? Do let us know in the comments below!

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