In the opening round at Wimbledon, world No. 8 Danielle Collins gets a tough draw in world No. 65 Marie Bouzkova. Collins, who is one of the most competitive players this sport has to offer, hasn’t played a singles match since her straight-set loss to Shelby Rogers at Roland Garros on May 26. This won't be a straightforward match for the American, who would likely win this one under normal circumstances.
Having to go from clay to grass—at the most prestigious tennis tournament of all—is going to be a tough transition for Collins, who is just 3-3 since losing to Naomi Osaka in the Miami Open final on March 29. Considering all six of those matches came on the dirt, where Collins is 26-16 in her career, it’s not hard to see that the American isn’t exactly playing her best tennis. And the 28-year-old is only 5-7 in 12 career tour-level grass-court matches, which doesn’t suggest a whole lot of comfort in what is a very different type of tennis.