Daria Saville badly injured her knee just 14 minutes into her first round match in Tokyo and traveled to Australia to see Naomi Osaka go down in great pain.
Not good for Aussie Daria Saville in tennis – retired after left knee injury.
He has a history of a past ACL injury and unfortunately the video brings up a huge concern for recurrence, with a foot implant + lower leg bone replacement. Fingers crossed pic.twitter.com/Em5kq6u0gw – NRL Physio (@nrlphysio) September 20, 2022
Naomi Osaka runs into rival Daria Saville when she is injured.
Saville was finally able to get to her feet, but didn’t hesitate to let the match go.
After the game, Saville took to Twitter, where she expressed hope that it was not a torn ACL injury. “Getting an MRI tomorrow can pray it’s not an ACL,” Saville tweeted.
We can all pray it’s not ACL… 😭 Getting an MRI tomorrow — Daria Saville (@Daria_gav) September 20, 2022
On another Twitter; Savile wrote: “I seriously can’t believe what the f is that happened, I’m not even sad, I’m just shocked.”
I seriously can’t believe… what the f right happened… I’m not even sad I’m shocked – Daria Saville (@Daria_gav) September 20, 2022
Saville has successfully returned from Achilles surgery
Saville returned from Achilles surgery earlier this season.
Saville, who was outside the top-500 earlier this season, is now ranked 55th in the world. If an MRI shows a torn ACL, Saville will again be sidelined for an extended period of time. Saville was also playing her first tournament since the US Open.
After losing in the first round of the US Open, Saville asked the public to change their perception of the Grand Slams. Why does the Slam feel different from other tournaments? The Grand Slam is a mess. It’s busy, it’s shocking around the players, and 90% of these guys don’t go to any other tournament but because it’s Slam they do. They came to ‘support’ their players.
Friends, family, agents. I don’t know about other players but it makes me feel like I owe it to myself to win. I just want to do my job, I’m not here to “support” you. I like to focus on the process, but that all goes out the window during the slam.
Because every other tournament ‘sets up’ for Slam. My mindset becomes so toxic and all I want to do is win and I feel like everyone around me wants me to win. It’s not true but no one seems to care if I’m better. Just win,” Saville wrote on Instagram.