‘Incredible Persistence’ – Luke Saville Praises Daria Saville After Her Return to Top 100 of WTA Rankings

Published 06/17/2022, 4:50 PM EDT
FILE PHOTO: Mar 10, 2022; Indian Wells, CA, USA; Daria Saville (AUS) reacts after winning a point in her first round match against Shuai Zhang (CHN) on day 4 at the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Daria Saville is on a rampant run returning inside the Top 100 of the WTA rankings after three seasons. Despite an unfortunate 1-6 5-7 loss to Greek Maria Sakkari, the Australian will now rise up once again after a terrible history of injuries.

Her husband, Luke Saville, is also an active tennis player achieving highest ranking of World No. 23 in men’s doubles. Currently, he was playing at a ATP Challenger event in Great Britain.

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Luke Saville proud of wife’s resurgence

After her loss in Berlin, Luke posted a sweet message for his significant other saying, My wife is so inspirational.”

“Incredible persistence coming back from multiple setbacks… just the beginning!,” he added. Next week onwards, she will be provisionally ranked as high as 95th. The only other Australian woman in the Top 100 is Ajla Tomljanovic, at 45th.

Saville was absent for nearly after an Achilles tendon injury and plantar fasciitis. The former Top 20 player dropped down as low as 627 at the start of the year. However, a magical run in the Sunshine Doubles at Indian Wells and Miami propelled her back up.

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Daria Saville isn’t happy about the tennis world’s indifference towards Ukraine?

The 28-year-old confirmed that she will be participating later this month at the Wimbledon Championships.Top 100 in 5 months since being back on tour Next stop: Wimby,” a tweet read.

She also sported a Ukrainian flag outfit earlier this year in support of the ongoing war with Russia. But, with Wimbledon’s decision to ban Russian and Belarusian players, it could mean a major list of names withdrawing from the tournament.

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Daria Saville was ranked as high as No. 20 in the world before her injury.

“To be honest, probably the tennis community does not support Ukraine enough. We could support more. I must say that I am very upset by the decision of the ATP and WTA on Wimbledon,” said Saville earlier this month.

“I can’t even imagine how the Ukrainian players are feeling right now. They probably feel like the other side was chosen and not theirs. I’m really sorry that this is happening.” she concluded.

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Will Saville continue her resurgence on the grass courts in London? Will she continue to further rise up in the rankings? We’ll  have to wait and find out.

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Mario Fernandes is a Formula 1 writer at EssentiallySports. He has completed his graduation in Mathematics, followed by a Post Graduation Diploma in Journalism. Mario has been a sportsman and a sports fan from a very young age and has represented his school and college in sports like soccer, tennis, and cricket at the district level.

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