Feisty Collins ready to make more noise after thrashing Kerber

Danielle Collins says she loves turning her matches into a "war" after continuing to break new ground at Melbourne Park.

Danielle Collins celebrates after defating Angelique Kerber.   -  Getty Images

A "feisty" Danielle Collins plans to continue ruffling a few feathers after thrashing Angelique Kerber at the Australian Open to reach her first grand slam quarter-final.

Collins had never won a main-draw match at a major prior to this week, but ended it by hammering second seed Kerber 6-0, 6-2 on Sunday.

The world number 35 was vocal as she took the three-time grand slam champion apart and the American is ready to make more noise at Melbourne Park, where she will face Sloane Stephens or Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the last eight.

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"I'm my own person. I'm feisty. I love making it kind of a war. If somebody wants to get in my face on my unforced errors, I have no problem getting right back at them and making it a feisty match. I love that, embrace it. I love when things get competitive," said the 25-year-old.

 

She added: "You haven't seen me at Topgolf or bowling, even karaoke, I don't have a good voice, but I always try to do the best at whatever I'm doing. If I'm not, I still tell myself I'm the best. You got to believe it, right?

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"I just love competition. Whether people are for me or against me, I'm not really fazed by it. I love it. Either way. I kind of like it more when people cheer against me sometimes because I'm like, I want to get them back, prove them wrong.

"Sometimes when people are all for me, it's nice to have the support, but sometimes I'm like, I hope somebody says something negative so I can prove them wrong."