I thought she was referencing her comeback from four years ago, not the Fed Cup/Brisbane losses. Would love to find a clip of that, only heard it the once in passing so I may have misheard it/heard what I wanted to hear.Ash basically admitted that she hasn't been enjoying tennis as much lately, which has been obvious. Let's hope she finds that love again.
I bet she would, actually. She really gives zero f****.She wouldn't dare.
I'm not sure Danyell is one of those players where getting so fired up helps her game. From what I've seen, she's at her best when her temperament is on the calmer side.
Collins is a feisty and outspoken girl. She wouldn't change a thing when facing Serena or anyone for that matter.I bet she would, actually. She really gives zero f****.
As for whether it helps or hinders, she's such an all-or-nothing player that when she's landing everything and running away with the match, she doesn't need to scream and carry on and cheer errors. She pretty much just goes into it when it's tight or she's behind or in the middle of the comeback. As to whether it helps, I don't know, but I don't think it's the precipitating factor in her falling behind in matches, etc.
Love Collins energy, she truly finds a way to play with a chip on her shoulder no matter what. I remember the initial Miami run back in 2018 when she had crowd support and still acted like the world was against her. Whatever it takes, girl!
Barty's serve in that first set was dire, but once she landed first serves she ran away with it. She's still uniquely reliant on her serve landing and her return is too passive at times, but she's won her share of matches playing a middling level this week. Hope the kinks are all worked out and she's ready for both a final against a different flavor of basher and two weeks of intensity in Melbourne.
That's what a good serve and a good slice will do. It is hard to attack off a big serve and it is also tough to attack against a really low bouncing slice. When Collins has an opponent who gives her what she wants she can look pretty unstoppable. But when she has to face someone who has the skill of Barty to neutralise a lot of Collins' strengths life isn't so easy for her.I wanted Collins to win so bad. Sadly she didn't play like she did all week. She just hit way too many unforced errors and did't go for it as much.