7:10 pm
January 25

Women’s Australian Open: #27 Collins v. Cornet

Who will WIN this matchup?

#27 Danielle Collins (USA)

Alize Cornet (FRA)


Current odds:

Danielle Collins: (-275)

Alize Cornet: (+220)


Danielle Collins fought off heat and a niggling back-issue — due to which she did not sit down during the changeovers — and rallied from a break down in the decider to defeat fellow former semifinalist Elise Mertens, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4. It puts her in the quarterfinals of a major for the third time.

Alize Cornet faced former finalist Simona Halep during the most brutal part of the afternoon and played a dramatic two-hour and 33-minute match to make a career breakthrough at the age of 32. She edged the former top-ranked player, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, for her first-ever Grand Slam quarterfinal.

Head-to-head: 0-0. Alize Cornet has spent nearly two decades and yet is about to experience something unprecedented in her career. Danielle Collins will have the edge with her 1-1 record in slam quarterfinals, although it is going to be an unpredictable battle between two fatigued players.

StreakSmarter Pick
#27 Danielle Collins (USA)