Danielle Collins has described ATP and WTA players as “big foodies.”
Collins, 29, hosted “Cooking with Collins” while in Adelaide for the Adelaide International.
Going forward, Collins would like to have that segment around the world in different tournaments.
Since tennis players absolutely love food, Collins believes cooking together is one way of bringing tennis players together.
“Because of tennis, I’ve been introduced to so many different countries, cultures and people that I would have never been introduced to had I not been traveling and competing. But unfortunately, not everyone gets to travel 30 weeks out of the year. So the more I think that we can kind of like share what the experiences are off the court, I think it kind of gives a fans a more intimate look and way of being able to connect with the players. I’m really hoping that in the coming weeks we can do some that include some of my friends from tour because I think all of the men and women on tour are big foodies. We love food and we’re particular about food. Cooking has a way of bringing people together,” Collins told the WTA website.
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Collins fresh at the start of the 2023 season
After finishing as runner-up to Ashleigh Barty in the 2022 Australian Open final, Collins didn’t really play much in the rest of the 2022 season.
Due to injuries, Collins was limited to just 10 tournaments after the Australian Open – she did also represent the United States at the Billie Jean King Cup Finals.
Because she didn’t get to play much in 2022, 29-year-old Collins is fresh and ready at the start of this season.
“Mentally I’m just kind of more fresh going into this year. I don’t feel like I just ended my season and didn’t get much time because I had little breaks throughout the year, which was healthy for me physically and mentally,” Collins said.