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Charleston Victory: Danielle Collins Thanks Beloved Dog Quincy for Support

“Ms. Q was greatly missed this week, so she eagerly anticipated giving him a warm embrace,” she expressed with enthusiasm.

One individual stood out among the crowd for Danielle Collins during her impressive victory over Daria Kasatkina in the final of the Credit One Charleston Open on Sunday: the “love of her life,” her dog, Quincy, affectionately known as “Mr. Q.”

Quincy has served as Collins’ source of motivation and inspiration throughout her undefeated streak this spring, culminating in her historic achievement of being the first woman since Serena Williams in 2013 to win both the Miami and Charleston tournaments consecutively.

Accompanying her every step of the way during her triumphant journey at Hard Rock Stadium, where she made history as the lowest-ranked woman to win the WTA 1000 event, the poodle mix was absent for a significant portion of her time in the Lowcountry. However, he made a timely appearance before her semifinal match against Maria Sakkari.

With the assistance of some family friends, Quincy was swiftly transported from Collins’ residence in Florida to South Carolina.

“His journey began last night, late in the evening. Rachel, our wonderful family friend, and her husband packed up the RV and ensured Mr. Q arrived in time for the finals,” Collins shared during her celebratory speech.

“Ms. Q was sorely missed this week, so I am eagerly looking forward to giving him a heartfelt hug!”

the standout, Mr. Q 🐶

Danielle Collins expresses her love for her special companion!

— wta (@WTA)

Previously, Collins had hailed her furry companion as the “MVP” of her Miami campaign, affectionately referring to him as her “Velcro dog” and revealing his disdain for being apart from her.

”… My very handsome, sophisticated, intelligent, affectionate, charming, and lively bundle of joy, my beloved son Mister Q! Quincy, I cannot imagine my life without you. I adore you, sir!” Collins penned.

Earlier in the week in Charleston, Collins disclosed that she, too, was missing “her baby” and left him a heartfelt message on camera after defeating Maria Sakkari in the semifinals.

“I am feeling a sense of melancholy in his absence,” she admitted. “I thought I had him here for emotional support and companionship. I experience a sense of withdrawal when I am away from this little guy.”

reunited and it feels so good 🥰

Danielle Collins and her faithful companion, Quincy!

— wta (@WTA)

The deep bond between owner and pet was unmistakable as they reunited, both clutching a trophy in celebration of their shared success.