Collins: from stoking Djokovic to skipping COVID protocols

Danielle Collins, 26-year-old American tennis player and 51st in the WTA ranking, was expelled from the World Team Tennis league, which is played in White Sulfur Springs with most of the main North American players, for not respecting the safety and health protocols for COVID-19 imposed by its organizers. Collins decided not to stay at The Greenbrier resort, where the matches are played and where the players are housed, who cannot leave it, but He even left the state of West Virginia, where the complex is located.

“The protocols have been implemented and communicated numerous times to protect the health and safety of our players, coaches and staff that are of utmost importance to WTT,” said league chief executive Carlos Silva.

Collins pummeled Djokovic harshly a few weeks ago for his doubts about holding the US Open. “It's easy when someone who has earned $ 150 million in his career tries to tell people what to do with their money and give up playing the US Open. We have a fantastic opportunity with the US Open if the tournament goes ahead, with some strict security measures to assure players that they will be fine and to guarantee their health as a priority. Some protocols that the player did not repeat in the WTT.