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Virginia Women’s Tennis | Navarro, Collins Named to U.S. Olympic Team

Virginia Women's Tennis | Navarro, Collins Named to U.S. Olympic Team

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia women’s tennis alumnae Emma Navarro and Danielle Collins have been selected to represent the United States of America at the Paris 2024 Olympic Tennis Event, as announced today (June 20) by the USTA.

Collins and Navarro are the first players in program history named to an Olympic team. Both players have previously represented the United States at the Billie Jean King Cup, with Collins playing in 2019 and Navarro earlier this year. This will be their first Olympic appearances.

The women’s team includes singles world No. 2 Coco Gauff, No. 5 Jessica Pegula, No. 11 Danielle Collins, No. 17 Emma Navarro, and doubles No. 11 Desirae Krawczyk. Coached by USTA Head of Women’s Tennis Kathy Rinaldi, the U.S. women’s team will feature four singles players in Paris–Gauff, Pegula, Collins and Navarro–and two doubles teams: Gauff and Pegula, Collins and Krawczyk.

The U.S. will also announce its one mixed doubles team that will compete in Paris–taken from the above-named players–at a later date.

Collins played three seasons at Virginia (2014-16), winning the NCAA Singles titles in 2014 and 2016 and the Honda Sport Award for women’s tennis her senior season. She turned pro after graduating, winning her first WTA 125 title in 2018. In 2019, she advanced to the semifinals in singles at the Australian Open, her best finish at a Grand Slam until finishing as the runner-up at the same event in 2022. She also made the doubles semifinals at Wimbledon in 2022. She has won four WTA singles titles, including back-to-back in Miami and Charleston this year. She debuted in the top 10 of the world rankings in January of 2022 following her Australian Open finals run, ranking as high as No. 7 in July of that year. She returned to a top-10 ranking in May and is currently ranked No. 11.

Navarro played two seasons at Virginia (2021-22), winning the NCAA Singles title as a freshman in 2021. The four-time ITA All-American amassed a 51-3 record in singles and a 33-17 mark in doubles before going pro after her sophomore season. Navarro ended the 2023 season on the WTA tour strong, making the semifinals of the WTA 500 event in San Diego in September and winning the LTA 100K in Charleston in November.  She started 2024 by picking up her first WTA title at the Hobart…

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