Tennis: American Collins to miss Charleston Open for surgery

FILE PHOTO: Mar 24, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Danielle Collins of the United States reaches for a forehand against Kristina Mladenovic of France (not pictured) in the first round of the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

(Reuters) – American tennis player Danielle Collins will skip next week’s Charleston Open in South Carolina to undergo surgery on Monday for endometriosis, a condition that hampers her ability to perform consistently.

“This has been an ongoing issue for quite some time,” Collins, the world number 40 who reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open in 2019, wrote on Instagram

Endometriosis occurs when tissue similar to the womb lining grows in other places, usually within the pelvic cavity.

“Unfortunately it has been affecting my overall day to day life in a way that has caused too much physical agony,” Collins added.

“Off the court, being able to start a family one day is one of my biggest goals. This operation is important for many reasons.”

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