Collins Urged To Reconsider Retirement After Biggest Career Victory In Miami

Collins Urged To Reconsider Retirement After Biggest Career Victory In Miami

by Zachary Wimer

Danielle Collins overpowered everyone en route to her maiden WTA 1000 trophy at the 2024 Miami Open, and a former legend of the sport urged her to reconsider her retirement plans.

Earlier this year, Collins dropped the news that she'll retire at the end of the season. The American was content with what she achieved in the sport and was excited to shift her focus to other things in life.

She never really bought into the idea that tennis was everything there is to life, and when health issues entered the mix, she became ready to say goodbye. Despite that, Collins was determined to give her all for this last dance, and for the most part, she certainly did.

Her tennis looked good, and she was winning matches. The culmination of all of that happened at this year's Miami Open, where she went all the way, beating Elena Rybakina in the final.

It was a tremendous run that ended with her lifting the biggest trophy of her career. Yet, in spite of that, Collins isn't changing her plans. She confirmed that she still plans to retire at the end of the year.

Of course, some would urge her to reconsider the decision, because playing this well certainly would make her competitive at many events, but she's certain of her choice.

It's mostly related to her health issues, which make it really hard for her to pursue a tennis career for longer. Still, former WTA player and legend Chris Evert jokingly urged Collins to reconsider her decision about the retirement with a post on social media, especially because of her most recent success, a question she will hear quite often.

"A big Hug and Congratulations to Danielle Collins in winning the #MiamiOpen. Spectacular play throughout the whole tournament….but…."Are you really sure you want to retire?"

Chris Evert on social media


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