Fantastic rebound from American Danielle Collins with the win, who went from the opening set down against Clara Tauson, to tied 1-1 going into the 3rd set decider and now advanced into the 4th Round of 2022 Australian Open. She will now face Belgian Elise Mertens on Monday for a spot in the Final 8, plus head off straight away to 1573 Arena in the Round 2 doubles tie with fellow American Desirae Krawczyk where they too will face off another American pair of Jessica Pegula and Asia Muhammad.
Final Score: 6-4, 4-6, 5-7
Unlucky from Clara Tauson after being eliminated from Round 3 of the Opening grand slam tournament in Melbourne, she fired off well that gave her the early lead. Now she continued to rack up more games to stay in the game, but she just couldn’t pull off these conversions where Collins read her main weakness that eventually caught up to her before it’s too late.
She’s 19 right now & currently ranked 39th in the women’s WTA singles rankings, it’s also her first Grand Slam main draw here when Tauson only made the 1st Qualifying Round twice in 2020-21 beforehand, so no doubt the Dane will get better with experience before challenging the title at some point.
And Collins was again brilliant on the court when she fought so hard against Tauson & at one point was almost eliminated even though Collins was on the same page, her past experience playing here as a semi-finalist once before in 2019 & fightback gave the American the better edge when she closed in to Tauson at a 1-1 lead, overtook her through the 3rd set decider & held off with the win.