Daria Saville's devastating announcement about knee injury

·Sports Reporter
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Daria Saville (pictured left) in tears after an injury and (pictured right) Naomi Osaka helping Saville injured on the ground.
Daria Saville (pictured left) went down injured against Naomi Osaka and suffered an ACL injury at the Japan Open. (Getty Images)

Daria Saville has announced she suffered a torn ACL after her horror injury in opening stages of the match against Naomi Osaka at the Japan Open.

Saville went down in the second game against Osaka, which prompted the Japanese star to race over the other side of the net to help the Australian.

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The Aussie was in severe pain as she clutched her knee.

She was able to walk off the court but did not risk continuing, shaking hands with Osaka after only 11 points.

The Aussie took to social media after the match in fear of what her scan would say.

"I’m seriously in disbelief… what the actual f happened… I am not even sad I’m just shocked," she wrote.

Saville has suffered knee and Achilles injuries in the past, which saw her plummet down the rankings.

And in a sad twist, Saville took to social media on Wednesday afternoon to confirm a torn ACL.

"Torn ACL. 2013 flashbacks," she wrote.

"Don't worry about me, by the way. I feel bad that everyone is so worried. I'm ok, I promise.

"Just s**t luck."

Tennis world rallies behind Daria Saville

Osaka was quick to show her class when rushing over to Saville to assist her when she stayed down.

She admitted on court that she didn't feel like she had won a match after the terrible ending to the contest.

"Right now, it still feels a bit weird that I just won a match - I feel like I didn't win a match," said Osaka, who had lost in the first round at her last three tournaments.

Daria Saville (pictured left) down in pain after suffering against Naomi Osaka (pictured right) who helped the Australian.
Daria Saville (pictured left) suffers an injury against Naomi Osaka (pictured right) who rushed to help the Aussie at the Japan Open. (Photo by Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images)

"I guess that I did and I'm progressing through the tournament. I'm not really thinking too much about the final right now."

She later posted a classy message to Saville.

"Hi Daria, I just wanted to wish you the best. I hope you are doing better," she said.

"I just wanted you to know you are one of the funniest people on the Tour and I still remember all the nice things you said at the French Open to me this year.

"I am wishing you the best. I hope it's not a major injury at all and I know you'll bounce back because that is what you are good at."

The tennis community rallied around Saville.

World No.1 Iga Swiatek was quick to wish the Aussie all the best after the injury.

Saville has enjoyed a brilliant 2022 having entered the Top 100 for the first time since 2019.

The 28-year-old, who was ranked as low as World No.627 at the start of February, has risen more than 500 places in the first half of the year following tremendous performances in Indian Wells and Miami.

Saville was out for nearly a year after achilles tendon surgery in 2021.

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