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Collins, Pegula, and Navarro to Represent Team USA in Paris

Reigning singles champion Danielle Collins, two-time Charleston Open semifinalist Jessica Pegula, and local Emma Navarro will sport the red, white and blue at the Paris Summer Olympic Games.

2024 Credit One Charleston Open Singles Champion Danielle Collins is one of five American women set to compete for Team USA at the Olympic Games in Paris, from July 27 to August 4, 2024.

Joining Collins on Team USA are two-time Charleston Open semifinalist Jessica Pegula and Charleston’s own Emma Navarro. Top-ranked American Coco Gauff and 2023 Charleston Open doubles champion Desirae Krawczyk complete the women’s Olympic team.

Collins, who announced that she would retire at the end of the year, has put together one of the most inspiring seasons in recent memory. She claimed her first WTA 1000 title in Miami in March and followed it up with another title in Charleston the following week. These performances, plus a semifinal run in Rome and a finals appearance in Strasbourg, France, vaulted Collins into the Top 10 of the PIF WTA Rankings and virtually locked in her Olympic qualification.

Collins has represented the United States four times as a Billie Jean King Cup team member and was an accomplished collegiate player at the University of Virginia, where she won two individual national championships and helped lead the Hoos to two ACC conference championships in 2014 and 2015.

Jessica Pegula, the 5th-ranked player in the world, will compete in her second Olympic competition this summer. Pegula has been one of the most consistent players on the Hologic WTA Tour, holding a top 10 ranking for more than two years. Her 2024 season is highlighted by a recent title in Berlin and a trio of semifinal appearances, the most recent coming in Charleston, where she thrilled Stadium Court crowds with two three-set tiebreak victories before falling to Daria Kasatkina.

In addition to her 2020 Olympics appearance, Pegula has represented the United States in three Billie Jean King Cup competitions and two United Cup events. She helped Team USA capture the inaugural United Cup title in 2023.

Charleston local Emma Navarro will play in her first Olympic Games this summer. Currently ranked No. 17 in the world, Navarro captured her first career Hologic WTA Tour title in Hobart earlier this year and reached her first WTA 1000 quarterfinal at Indian Wells with a victory over World No. 2 Aryna Sabalenka. In doing so, Navarro became the first American woman to defeat a top-2 opponent at Indian Wells since Serena Williams in 2021.

Navarro is a 2024 United States Billie Jean King Cup team member and captured the NCAA singles title as a freshman at the University of Virginia in 2021.

Other 2024 Charleston Open competitors who have qualified for and plan to compete in the Summer Olympic games include Maria Sakkari (Greece), Marta Kostyuk (Ukraine), Elina Svitolina (Ukraine), Dayana Yastremska (Ukraine), Anhelina Kalinina (Ukraine), Lyudmyla and Nadiia Kichenok (Ukraine), Elisabetta Cocciaretto (Italy), Varvara Gracheva (France) and Leylah Fernandez (Canada), Daria Saville (Australia) and Tamara Korpatsch (Germany), Beatriz Haddad Maia (Brazil), Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark), Ekaterina Alexandrova, Magda Linette (Poland), Magdalena Frech (Poland), Mayar Sherif (Egypt), Arantxa Rus (Netherlands), Ana Bogdan (Romania), and Jaqueline Cristian (Romania).

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