Danielle Collins continues dream Australian Open run to make semi-finals

Danielle Collins celebrates

Danielle Collins’ amazing breakthrough at the Australian Open continued as she roared past Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and into the semi-finals.

The 25-year-old American had not even won a main-draw match at Melbourne Park until this year, but she powered back from a set down to win 2-6, 7-5, 6-1.

It’s the fifth year running that an unseeded women’s player has made it to the Australian Open semi-finals.

“My first time playing on Rod Laver and I didn’t even practise here before so this was quite the experience, I absolutely love it,” Collins said in her court-side interview.

“All the Australian fans have really made me feel at home here.”

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