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Danielle Collins advances to Palermo quarterfinals

Day Three: The Championships - Wimbledon 2021

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 30: Danielle Collins of The United States plays a backhand in her Ladies’ Singles Second Round match against Viktorija Golubic of Switzerland during Day Three of The Championships - Wimbledon 2021 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 30, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

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PALERMO, Italy -- Top-seeded Danielle Collins of the United States remained on track for her first WTA final after reaching the Palermo Ladies Open quarterfinals.

Collins beat Maddison Inglis 6-4, 6-1, and will face another Australian, seventh-seeded Astra Sharma.

Sharma, the winner of her maiden title in Charleston in April, defeated Natalia Vikhlyantseva of Russia 6-4, 7-5.

Also, fourth-seeded Zhang Shuai of China beat Francesca Di Lorenzo of the U.S. 6-1, 6-2. Next up for the veteran is Olga Danilovic of Serbia.