‘Are You Really Sure You Want to Retire?’- Chris Evert Turns Into an Ordinary Tennis Fan to Pose Popular Question to Danielle Collins


Mar 28, 2024; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Danielle Collins (USA) reacts after winning a point against Ekaterina Alexandrova (not pictured) on day eleven of the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
Danielle Collins was in the news again after her thrilling Miami Open triumph, this time for her skills on the court and the ongoing speculation regarding her retirement intentions. It was tennis great Chris Evert, renowned for her perceptive analysis, who raised the query. Danielle Collins casually disclosed at the start of the season that this would be her last year as a professional tennis player. However, it seems that Evert wants more of her ‘spectacular play’.
Collins defeated Elena Rybakina 7-5, 6-3 on Saturday to win the Miami Open, which is one of her biggest achievements. The question of her retirement is still unbelievable to a lot of sports enthusiasts. Chris Evert, like a loyal fan, asked the American player about whether she is ‘sure’ about her retirement in her latest online congratulatory post.
Danielle Collins faces retirement questions once again!
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Danielle Collins mentioned that, because of personal needs, she would be retiring this season. However, the former World No. 1, Evert, does not feel sure of Collins’ decision. After congratulating her on her latest victory at the Miami Open, she posted on X, saying, “A big Hug and Congratulations to Danielle Collins in winning the #MiamiOpen. Spectacular play throughout the whole tournament….but….Are you really sure you want to retire?”
Collins has spoken candidly about her choice, in contrast to many others who find it difficult to move on from their professional career in tennis. She has experienced several health problems in the last few years, such as endometriosis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Danielle Collins has previously expressed her frustration with having to answer about the reason for her retirement in detail. She has also stated firmly that, in the end, she gets to decide on her retirement. But, Chris Evert’s well-intentioned and genuine question highlights how fans will miss her once she retires.
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However, Collins’ action draws attention to the fine line that must be drawn between following one’s passion and maintaining one’s health. She had also recently opened up about her next goal in her personal life after retirement.
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Collins’ uncertainty about her future plans in tennis
Danielle Collins is pretty much certain about her retirement this season, but she is still unsure about the way in which she will be linked to the game in the future. “You know, I’m not sure,” she responded to a question regarding her future in tennis.
Further adding to it, she explained her upcoming goals in her personal life. “I’m not sure if I’ll kind of continue working in tennis. You know, I think I definitely want to start a family. That’s the main priority,” she stated during the interview.
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Collins’ influence on the tennis world goes far beyond her victories and defeats, even though retirement may be imminent for her. Evert’s question is something that is on the minds of her fans and followers alike at the moment. What are your thoughts on this?


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