"Dasha deserves this one" - Serena Williams' coach Rennae Stubbs picks Daria Saville to win WTA Comeback player of the year award over the American

Tennis legend Serena Williams returned to the WTA Tour at Wimbledon after a year on the sidelines. She then announced her retirement from tennis in August, just before the 2022 US Open, and had a poignant send-off after losing to Ajla Tomljanovic in New York.

The American was recently nominated for the WTA Comeback Player of the Year award alongside Donna Vekic, Daria Saville, and Tatjana Maria.

When a Twitter user stated that Vekic should win the award, although it would probably go to Williams, Rennae Stubbs opined that Saville deserved to win it.

"no, should be Daria.....Love Donna and she had a great come back but Dasha deserves this one,” Stubbs replied.

Stubbs pointed out that Saville has undergone numerous surgeries over the past three years, making what she did this season "incredible."

“Dasha had a Achilles and a#foot surgeries. She’s has so many surgery’s in the last 3 years and what she didn’t his year was INCREDIBLE!” she wrote.

Daria Saville underwent Achilles tendon surgery in 2021, causing her to miss over a year of action. On her comeback this season, however, she made a return to the top 100 for the first time since 2019.

The 28-year-old, who was ranked No.627 at the beginning of February, has climbed more than 500 spots due to outstanding performances at the Citi Open, Indian Wells, Miami, and the Granby National Bank Championships. Unfortunately, she tore her ACL at the Japan Open, bringing her season to a close.

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