“She was playing really well, and there was only so much I could do. I just told myself, OK, I’ve got to ride out the storm a little bit,” Collins told press. “Just give it all I have. Just stick through the process.”

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From 2-4, Collins won four straight games and found herself in the fourth round in Paris for the first time.

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“I think at 0-2, I went in with the mentality of trying to play a little bit more aggressive and to take some time away from her and to just step up and trust my shots,” Collins said. “That’s what I was telling myself, just to trust myself and to do the best I could because she was playing incredible.”

It’s just her third appearance, having turned pro after graduating from college in 2016. The 26-year-old lost in the first round in 2018 to Caroline Wozniacki and in the second round to Ashleigh Barty last year.

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