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Wondering what’s in store for the Collins Australian Open 2023 campaign? Let us give our thoughts on the subject right here.
Danielle Collins Australian Open 2023 Odds
Danielle Collins is one of the top ranked Americans at the moment. At 29 years of age, she managed to obtain a ranking of 14 ahead of the 2023 Australian Open. Amazingly, this makes her the 4th highest ranked American player on the WTA Tour. That’s almost hard to believe since she is 14 in the world, but then again, American tennis is flying high on the WTA Tour.
And due to a combination of recent form and her ranking, she has the following odds to win the tournament in Melbourne:
With odds of 34.00 at the moment, Collins isn’t one of the top 10 favourites to win the tournament. This is to be expected, however, as she is 14th in the world. Yet with that in mind, Collins did make the final at the 2022 Australian Open. So she could well be a bit of a dark horse this year.
Upcoming match – Danielle Collins Australian Open 2023
For the opening round of the Australian Open 2023, Danielle Collins has been drawn against Kalinskaya. These two have never played each other before. Yet Collins is the higher-ranked player at number 14, whereas Kalinskaya is ranked number 64 in the world. You’d assume based on last year’s performance that Collins will breeze through this opening round too. However, the first round is never easy in any tournament, especially at Grand Slam events.
Danielle Collins Recent Form Before Aus Open 2023
Before these major events kick off, it’s handy to see how a player has been performing in recent matches. This is true even for the seeded players like Danielle Collins. And looking back through her last five matches, things have been a little up and down. Check out those recent results below:
- Collins vs Rybakina – lost – 7-5, 2-6, 3-6
- Collins vs Vondrousova – lost – 3-6, 3-6
- Collins vs Frech – won – 6-4, 3-6, 7-6
- Collins vs Sakkari – lost – 7-5, 3-6, 3-6
- Collins vs Frech – won – 6-3, 6-4
Of the two wins that Collins has posted in her last five games, these both came against Magdalena Frech of Poland. And when those games were played, Magdalena was ranked outside of the top 100. Then for the others, Rybakina was ranked 21, Sakkari was ranked 6, and Vondrousova was ranked 99. So these weren’t exactly easy opponents to play who Collins has lost against in the previous five matches.
Collins Injury update: 100% Ready to Go
At the moment, Danielle Collins is competing in the Adelaide International tournament – the second warm-up event in Adelaide prior to the Australian Open. And since she is competing in the main draw, we’d assume she is injury free. Adding to that, any player who is at all nervous about nagging injuries wouldn’t be playing a tournament the week before a slam. It’s that simple, so we are fairly certain in stating that Collins is 100% ready to rumble.
In fact, Collins is one of those players who rarely gets injured, fortunately for Collins and her team. So she obviously takes care of her fitness and her body to keep fit and injury free to compete on the WTA Tour.
Danielle Collins Australian Open Past Performances
When you look at Danielle Collins’ performances at all four slams, it’s obvious that the Australian Open is her favourite. She has won the most matches in Melbourne out of any other Grand Slam tournament. To be specific, in her career she has won 13 matches at the Australian Open while losing just 4 times. As for the other slams, she’s won 8 matches at the French Open, 3 at Wimbledon, and 6 at the US Open. Therefore, it’s pretty clear that Danielle Collins likes to play in the heat of Melbourne.
As for the best performances, you’ve seen earlier that Collins made the final in 2022. This was obviously an amazing achievement, and it’s her only Grand Slam finals appearance in her career. She lost a tight game to Ash Barty in the final last year too, but Barty has since retired from the game. But prior to the 2022 final, Collins did make the semi-final of the Australian Open back in 2019. Believe it or not, the year before that she didn’t even make the main draw – she lost in the last round of qualifying.
However, much like her game in recent times, things have been up and down at the Australian Open. We say that because in 2020 and 2021, she bowed out in the second round. Yet the fact that she made the final last year will be fantastic for her confidence going into the 2023 Australian Open.
Danielle Collins Australian Open 2023 Prediction – 3rd round
Due to her ranking and the absence of one player ranked above her, Collins is listed as the 13th seed for the 2023 Australian Open. This is fairly decent, and she has been given an okay draw for the first few rounds. However, she faces a potential clash against Elena Rybakina in the 2nd round. And as you’ve seen above, Collins has lost to Rybakina in recent times, so this could be a tricky one. However, we think that Colins will squeeze through those early rounds and make it through the 3rd round.
As seen in our prediction, this is where we feel that her journey will likely end for the Australian Open 2023. That’s because in the 3rd round, she is due to face the top seed and world number one, Iga Swiatek. The young Polish player is on another level to many others at the moment, and we can’t really see how Collins will beat her. Of course, this doesn’t mean that it is impossible for Danielle Collins to beat Swiatek.
It’s just that it is highly unlikely, which is why we think she will make the 3rd round only.