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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Thursday October 21, 2021

Croatia’s Ana Konjuh has called it a long and successful season. The former World No.20, who has undergone four right elbow surgeries in her career, with the last (ulnar ligament reconstruction) occurring in 2019, has risen dramatically up the WTA rankings in 2021.

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Konjuh climbed from a 538 year-end ranking in 2020 all the way to her current perch at 67 in the world this week. The Croatian, 23, reached a tour-level final at Belgrade and a semifinal at San Jose. She went 42-23 across all levels.

“It’s been a challenging year and a long road back but finally in the top 100 again so safe to say comeback was successful. Now time to recover, rest and get ready for the next season,” she wrote on Twitter. “Excited for what’s to come.