Daniel Collins

Danielle Collins, 30, shares her ‘top priority’ after retiring from tennis in 2024

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Danielle Collins says she hopes to live a simpler life after she retires this year, saying her top priority in retirement is «starting a family».

Collins, who turned 30 in December, shared that she will be playing her last season on the tour after losing to Iga Svitek in the second round of the Australian Open. In making the surprise and out-of-nowhere announcement, Collins also said she will decide later this year which competition will be her last.

This week, Collins, a 2022 Australian Open finalist, competes in the inaugural WTA 1000 tournament in Doha. As a qualifier, Collins reached the Doha quarter-finals before suffering a 7-5 6-4 loss to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

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In Doha, Collins was asked where she sees herself in 10 years.

Collins: I definitely want to start a family

«I’m not sure. I’m not sure I’m going to continue working in tennis,» Collins said.

«I think I definitely want to start a family. That’s the main priority. And have other interests outside of the tennis court and want to have time and space, you know, that sparks my interest.»

Collins, who answered the question, pointed out that the tennis season is very long and demanding, leaving little time for the player to think about the next season. That being said, Collins suggests that she will realize some things after her career is officially over.

«So I need a little bit of time to figure out what that’s going to be, but I think what I’m really looking forward to is being able to get out of the public eye a little bit and have. You know, a quiet lifestyle and an easy one,» Collins said.

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After losing to Pavlyuchenkova on Thursday, Collins will be in action again on Friday, as the former world number 7 will take on Sara Irani in the first round of the tournament in Dubai.

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