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Two Tampa Bay Locals Join U.S. Olympic Tennis Team



Tampa Bay Olympic Tennis Team

USTA named U.S. Olympic tennis team for the Paris 2024 games, and two Tampa Bay athletes, Danielle Collins and Austin Krajicek, will represent America.

Danielle Collins, 30, from St. Petersburg, is ranked No. 11 at the time of team nominations and will compete in her first Olympic Games. Collins achieved a career-high world ranking of No. 7 in singles. She won back-to-back singles titles in Miami and Charleston after her 15-match winning streak and holds a 36-11 singles record in 2024. Collins announced she will be retiring after this season amid two ongoing health battles.

Austin Krajicek, 34, a resident of Tampa, is ranked No. 15 in doubles at the time of team nominations and is competing in his second Olympic Games. Krajicek won his first Grand Slam doubles title last year at the French Open and finished fourth in men’s doubles at Tokyo 2021. Krajicek also won the NCAA doubles title and was an All-American throughout his four-year career at Texas A&M.

Tennis was part of the Olympics from the first Olympic program in 1896 until 1924. After a 64-year pause, tennis returned in 1988, becoming the first sport to feature professional athletes in the official Olympic program.

The 2024 games will be held from July 26th to August 11th in Paris, according to a report published in WFLA.

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