AO: Angie stunned by Danielle Collins
Jan 20, 2019

Angelique has been knocked out of the Australian Open as she lost to unseeded Danielle Collins in straight sets. The match lasted just 56 minutes.

Reported by

The two-time NCAA collegiate champion surrendered just two games to defeat No.2 seed and former champion Angelique Kerber to reach her first-ever Grand Slam quarterfinal, 6-0, 6-2.

Before arriving in Melbourne, Collins had yet to win a Grand Slam match in five previous main draw appearances, but the stunning upset against the three-time Grand Slam champion was her third win over a seeded player so far this fortnight.

The World No.35 broke the 2016 Australian Open champion to love in the first game of the match, setting the tone early in a 20-minute opening set bagel where she hit 13 winners to just five unforced errors.

Her sizzling form continued over the next eight games as well, as she broke the German three more times in the second set, and finished the match with a whopping 29 winners to just 17 unforced.

Already into uncharted waters in her first-ever Australian Open main draw, Collins will next face compatriot and No.5 seed Sloane Stephens, or unseeded Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova for a place in the semifinals.