Ever since her contract with New Balance expired in late 2021, Danielle Collins has been without a clothing sponsor, even during her run to the 2022 Australian Open final. We can notice that the American’s favorite apparel in the last 12 months has been Alo Yoga, although we don’t think that their partnership is official.
On Wednesday, Collins progressed to the quarterfinals of the Adelaide International 2 tournament in Australia with a 6-3 7-6(2) win over Swiss qualifier Jil Teichmann on her seventh match point. In the photos taken by Jimmie48 in Adelaide, we can see Collins wearing the Alo Yoga tennis-inspired apparel, in particular a white tank and a blue micro-pleated tennis skirt.
Even during Collins’ fortnight in Melbourne last year, we could notice the Alo logo on the back of her tanks. Then she also wore an Adidas visor and Adidas Stella Court shoes, so we knew that it was not a sponsorship deal. Now Collins uses Alo visors, but her shoes are still Adidas.
Alo Yoga mentioned Collins on their official website in a blog post promoting their tennis gear, saying: “Tested by the pros during the Australian Open, US Pro tennis player Danielle Collins (a.k.a. Danimal) proved the tech was definitely up to her standards wearing a sleek all-black, all-Alo look.” Moreover, they state that Collins’ on-court support “stands as a testament to the performance innovation of each design.”
The Waterdrop logo that we can clearly see on Collins’ tanks is from a sponsorship deal she made official in June 2022. It is a company that produces condensed fruit cubes which you dilute in water and create tasty drinks.
Alo was established in Los Angeles in 2007. They produce high-end activewear, similar to Lululemon. They started as a yoga apparel company, but they’ve expanded their offer to include tennis attire. A lot of celebrities have been spotted wearing their studio-to-street clothes.