American Danielle Collins who has not been ranked yet in the WTA ranking sent an out of sorts Ashleigh Barty crashing out of the Adelaide International in the second round on Wednesday.
Collins took advantage of some poor service from the world No 1 to claim a convincing 6-3, 6-4 win in just 65 minutes.
Daily Trust reported that it was Collins’ first win over Barty in three encounters and her first win against a current world No 1.
“I feel really comfortable playing here,”
“I didn’t have the crowd on my side today but I still loved playing in front of so many fans. It just makes it such a fun atmosphere.”
Collins started her major career in 2009 playing her first events on the ITF Women’s Circuit. In 2011, she won her first ITF singles title. She wasn’t involved in any professional games in 2013 and 2015 while she was playing college tennis at Virginia.
The American made her WTA Tour main-draw debut as a wildcard at the 2014 US Open in the Arthur Ashe Stadium, where she impressed by forcing second seed Simona Halep to a third-setter in the first round. She became a full professional in mid-2016. When she was on the ITF Circuit, she won four singles titles.