The 28-year-old Collins defeated the seventh seed in straight sets 6-4 6-1 and will meet world number one Ash Barty in the women’s singles final on Saturday at Melbourne Park.
The 27th seed reached the finals final for a great story about Collins’ comeback.
In April last year, the American had emergency surgery for endometriosis – a condition in which the tissue lining the uterus grows – and he suffered an abdominal injury at the French Open.
Florida has always been vocal about her health struggles and says the pain from endometriosis has been some of the worst she’s ever experienced.
“If I hadn’t had the surgery, I couldn’t have continued living my life like this,” Collins told the WTA website in August of last year, adding that she was in excruciating pain especially during her menstrual cycles.
“The pain I’ve had with my menstrual cycles and endometriosis is some of the worst I’ve ever had.”
Collins has credited the surgeon with saving her career and is now playing some of the best tennis of her life since coming onto the scene with the semi-finals tour in Melbourne in 2019.