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 https://www.instagram.com/p/CNIA40sjttG.

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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