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In April, the American had emergency surgery for endometriosis and injured her abdomen during the French Open.
“It’s unbelievable. I especially think that after some of the health issues I’ve had, I need to be able to get back to that level and be able to compete like I’ve been, be as physical as I’ve been. was so rewarding,” Collins said after the quarter-final win.
“I got to the point where I couldn’t live without it,” she told the WTA website in August last year, adding that she was in extreme pain, especially during her menstrual cycles. .
“If I hadn’t had the surgery, I just couldn’t go on living my life like this. The agony I felt from my menstrual cycles and endometriosis is one of the worst pains I have ever felt.”
Collins credits the surgeon with saving her career and she is now playing some of the best tennis of her life since bursting onto the scene with a semi-final in Melbourne in 2019.
His performance against Cornet showed plenty of evidence that Collins is a force to be reckoned with in this competition.
She was in dominant form from the baseline and proved she had the energy to compete in the sweltering Australian heat – crossing the second set in just 30 minutes.
The world No. 30 now faces another tough challenge against seventh seed Iga Swiatek on Thursday for a place in what would be her first Grand Slam final.
Danielle Collins: US tennis star reaches Australian Open semi-finals after life-changing surgery
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