“It feels incredible. I think especially after some of the health challenges that I’ve had to be able to get back to this level and be able to compete the way that I have been, being able to be as physical as I have been has been so rewarding,” Collins said after the quarterfinal win.
The Floridian has always been candid about her health struggles and says the pain from her endometriosis — a condition where the tissue that lines the uterus grows outside of it — was some of the worst she’s ever experienced.
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“Had I not had the surgery, I just couldn’t keep living my life like that. The agony that I experienced from my menstrual cycles and from the endometriosis is some of the worst pain I’ve ever had.”
Collins credits the surgeon for saving her career and she’s now playing some of the best tennis of her life since bursting onto the scene with a semifinal run in Melbourne in 2019.
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