Danielle Rose Collins defeated Ons Jabeur in the 4th round match of the French Open on Tuesday with a scoreline of 6-4,4-6,6-4. The match was originally scheduled for Monday but with the rain delay it got postponed to the next day. Collins, who had defeated 2016 French Open champion, Garbine Muguruza in the 3rd round had to battle it out against Jabeur in 3 sets. The American emerged victorious and will face Sofia Kenin in the quarterfinals in an-all American encounter.
Danielle Collins starts off well winning the 1st set
The first set was a closely contested affair as both Collins and 30th seeded Tunisian, Jabeur held their serve consistently. The Tunisian served 4 aces during the 1st set. But the American managed to get a vital break in 10th game of the 1st set when she was leading 5-4. The break of service earned her the 1st set and a vital foothold in the match.
Ons Jabeur makes a strong comeback in the 2nd set
Danielle Collins started off well in the 2nd set, breaking the 30th seed early in the set and leading 2-0. She was all set to reach her maiden French Open quarterfinal. But, the Tunisian had different plans. She came right back into the match breaking Collins twice in the set and taking the second set 6-4. The 30th seed was impressive in the 2nd set hitting 14 winners. She was looking in lethal touch and was the favourite to win the final set.
Collins regains her composure and wins another 3 set match
The 3rd set witnessed poor serving by both players and there were a total of 7 breaks during the set. However, it was Danielle Collins who once again got the most crucial break while leading 5-4. Jabeur hit a forehand wide which gave Collins the break and earned her the victory. The American has held her composure at vital points in the tournament. She had defeated Garbine Muguruza in 3 sets in the 3rd round, showing immense fighting spirit.
Danielle Collins will face Sofia Kenin in the quarterfinals on Wednesday