Collins played with manic intensity against eighth seed Williams.
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Qualifier Danielle Collins overpowered Venus Williams 6-2 6-3 in a stunning quarterfinal upset at the Miami Open Wednesday. Collins, belying her 93rd ranking, pounded winner after winner to beat fellow American Williams at her own game and set up a semifinal against French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko.Latvian Ostapenko overpowered Ukrainian fourth seed Elina Svitolina in two tiebreaks to win 7-6(3) 7-6(5) in an afternoon match to reach the Miami semis for the first time.Earlier, sixth seed Ostapenko was far from her best in her quarterfinal, spraying the court with 44 unforced errors and having her serve broken six times on a windy day.After Svitolina saved three consecutive match points in the second set tiebreak, Ostapenko hammered her 41st winner, a crosscourt backhand, on match point to end the nearly two-hour contest.
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