Collins Admits Fatigue Affected Her Performance Against Swiatek In Montreal

Collins Admits Fatigue Affected Her Performance Against Swiatek In Montreal

by Evita Mueller

Danielle Collins gave it her best effort at the Canadian Open in Montreal but she was beaten by Iga Swiatek in three sets.

Collins made her return to playing best tennis this week in Montreal having had to play the qualifiers in order to get into the draw. She pushed through and defeated Elina Svitolina in the opening round of the event. That was followed up with a few more impressive performances but ultimately she couldn't get past Swiatek.

She gave it her best effort though turning around the second set before she ran out of juice in the final set. Speaking after the match, Collins did confirm that major fatigue contributed to her loss as she already played a lot of tennis this week.

Yeah. I mean, I think definitely. I haven't played this many matches in a row consecutive days in a while. I felt pretty good, but I feel like in some key moments maybe some of the balls that I would have normally had gotten to a couple of days ago I didn't get to those today.

Overall I think I hung in there for the most part, but yeah, I think whenever you play this many matches, it's definitely going to affect you. It's just how you push through it.

As mentioned by Collins, it's been a while since she played so many consecutive matches. Some of those wins were comfortable but they were all hard and emotional matches which drain you equally if not more than the running around.

Yeah, just didn't really get over the hurdle at the end, unfortunately, but hopefully now that I've played a couple of matches back-to-back days, I can kind of go into the next week and US Open prepared because you can do a lot of physical fitness and spend so much time in the gym like I do, but sometimes your body is not quite used to playing all those matches.


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