St. Petersburg’s Danielle Collins has been kicked out of World TeamTennis for breaking the league’s COVID-19 protocols.
WTT CEO Carlos Silva said that Collins, 26, left The Greenbrier resort hosting all of the matches during the league’s three-week season and went out of the state of West Virginia.
“The protocols have been put in place and communicated numerous times to protect the health and safety of our players, coaches and staff,” Silva said.
Collins, a former Northeast High standout, was a semifinalist at the 2019 Australian Open. She has been ranked as high as No. 23 and currently is No. 51. She was playing for the Orlando Storm at WTT, which took all nine of its teams and put them at The Greenbrier, where the season began July 12 and ends Aug. 2.
The WTT is not affiliated with the WTA or ATP professional tours, which have been suspended since March because of the coronavirus pandemic and plan to resume next month.
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