There was one face that Danielle Collins couldn't have been happier to see in the stands for her emphatic victory over Daria  Kasatkina in Sunday's final of the Credit One Charleson Open: The "love of her life," her dog, Quincy, also known as "Mr. Q."

Quincy has been Collins' motivation and inspiration over her unbeaten spring thus far, a run which extended to 13 straight victories on Sunday as she thumped Kasatkina 6-2, 6-1 to become the first woman to win Miami and Charleston back-to-back since Serena Williams in 2013.

By her side throughout her victorious 10-day tour through Hard Rock Stadium, where she became the lowest-ranked woman to ever with the WTA 1000 event, the poodle mix was missing for much of her run through the Lowcountry. Until she defeated Maria Sakkari in Saturday night's semifinals, that is.

With the help of some family friends, Quincy was quickly on his way to South Carolina from Collins' Florida home.

"He started on his road trip last night, late in the evening, Rachel our great family friend and her husband loaded up the RV and they got Mr. Q here in time for the finals," Collins said in her victory speech.

"Mr. Q was so missed this week so I can't wait to give him a big ol' hug!"


Collins had previously dubbed her furry friend the "MVP" of her Miami run, during which she also called him her "Velcro dog" and revealed that he hates being separated from her.

"... My very handsome, very sophisticated, smart, loving, charismatic, ball of energy, my favorite son Mister Q! Quincy, I don't know what I would do without you. I love you sir!" Collins wrote alongside a video that chronicled Quincy's adventures in Miami.

Earlier in the week in Charleston, Collins revealed that she, too, was missing "her baby" and wrote him a special message on the camera after beating Maria Sakkari in the semifinals.

"I’m experiencing some sadness since he’s not here," she said. "I thought I was getting him for my emotional support and companionship. I get withdrawals from [being away from] this little guy.”


That bond was more evident than ever when pooch and owner reunited with another trophy in hand (and paw).