Daria Saville has reached out to her best friend and fellow tennis player Aleksandra Krunic after she suffered a near identical season-ending injury on tour.
Saville suffered a horror injury a week ago when she collapsed in just the second game against Naomi Osaka in the Japan Open.
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Saville took to social media following the match to announce she had torn an 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."
The tennis world rallied around Saville with stars such as Iga Swiatek and Osaka sending her messages.
Her best friend Krunic also reached out to wish Saville a speedy recovery.
However, in a shock twist, Krunic was up 6-4, 5-4 in Tallinn qualifiers when she went over and also suffered a torn ACL.
The 29-year-old posted a tough message about her injury on social media.
"Bad news. Unfortunately it's my ACL, total rupture," she wrote, accompanied with a photo of the scan.
A brutal stretch for the knee ligaments of the WTA’s most well liked players, with Aleksandra Krunic also rupturing hers this week in Tallinn. pic.twitter.com/IqNKd4lhyx
— Ben Rothenberg (@BenRothenberg) September 27, 2022
Daria Saville reaches out to Aleksandra Krunic
Saville found out about Krunic's injury and posted a sentimental message to her friend.
"Just found out my bestie wanted to join me and ruptured her ACL too," she wrote.
Saville shared a photo of the pair when they were kids.
"Alex, was the first one to call me and message me last week," she added.
"Now it happened to her. This is effed up."
Alex, was the first one to call me and message me last week :( now it happened to her :( this is effed up. Loads of facetiming <3 pic.twitter.com/dCGsH4bWfN
— Daria Saville (@Daria_gav) September 27, 2022
Saville was also inundated with messages after suffering her own injury.
"Hi Daria, I just wanted to wish you the best. I hope you are doing better," Osaka said in a message.
"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."
World No.1 Swiatek, Sloane Stephens and Rennae Stubbs were just some members of the tennis community to quickly wish the Aussie all the best after the injury.
Saville, 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.
This isn't Saville's first major injury.
The 28-year-old was out for nearly a year after achilles tendon surgery in 2021.
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