2022 Australian Open: Danielle Collins steamrolls Iga Swiatek
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Danielle Collins continues her career-best run as the 27th-seeded American blitzed seventh seed Iga Swiatek 6-4, 6-1 in the 2022 Australian Open semifinals.

Collins fired off seven aces and 23 winners, jumping out to big leads in both sets as she advanced to her first major final, where she will face world number one Ashleigh Barty for the championship.

Collins romps past Swiatek, into final against Barty

The power game of the American was on full display from the beginning as Collins held two break points following a double fault by Swiatek. She converted on her second chance and was off and running.

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A second serve was quickly brushed aside by Collins and her crushing backhand set up double break point, which she took on her second opportunity and a subsequent hold made it 4-0 to the underdog.

The Pole, appearing in her first major semifinal since Roland Garros in 2020, clawed her way back into the set, winning four of the next five games to close the gap to 5-4, heaping the pressure back on Collins.

An ace brought up triple set point for the 27th seed and after a double fault on the first, an error by Swiatek sealed the set for the American.

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Fatigue looked to be setting in for the Pole, who played A three-hour quarterfinal the day before and she dumped serve in the opening game of the second set.

Collins drilled a return in Swiatek's next service game on triple break point and sealed a double break lead, coasting the rest of the way.

A final break in the last game of the match booked the American's place in the final, where she will look to pull off one more big upset.

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