Danielle Collins

Tennis Player Danielle Collins booted from World Team Tennis for violating COVID-19 protocol

There’s no second chances during a pandemic.

Danielle Collins has been dismissed from the World TeamTennis event for breaching coronavirus protocols just over a month after she heavily criticized Novak Djokovic, the men’s world No. 1, for saying the proposed US Open safety protocols were too “extreme” to play under.

“We have dismissed Danielle Collins… for the remainder of the 2020 World TeamTennis season after breaking our COVID-19 protocols and leaving The Greenbrier Resort and the state of West Virginia,” WTT chief executive Carlos Silva said in a statement. “The protocols have been put in place and communicated numerous times to protect the health and safety of our players, coaches and staff which are of utmost importance to WTT.”

Collins had been competing for the Orlando Storm before tournament officials confirmed she had been asked to leave Tuesday due to traveling across state lines and out of the tournament bubble.

Ironically the world No. 51 blasted Novak Djokovic, accusing him of not helping lower-ranked players to earn money, after he voiced his intention to skip the US Open due to the restrictions imposed by the organizers.

That’s why you’re better off not criticizing someone in public.

The three-week WTT tournament is one of the only sports events going on in the US that is currently allowing fans to attend.