Melbourne Vixens midcourter Renae Ingles, who had only come out of retirement a few weeks ago, was surprised when she got a call that she was back in the Australian Diamonds squad.
It's the first time since 2015 Ingles had been called into the squad, who has previously recorded 67 outings for Australia and competed at the 2010 and 2014 Commonwealth Games.
The 31-year-old didn't know players were getting calls from Diamonds coach Lisa Alexander so she just picked up just as any normal day.
"I said 'Hi, how are you going?' and she said 'I've got some good news'," Ingles said.
"I asked 'What is that?' and she said 'you are in the squad', I actually started crying straight away," she said.
It's been a whirlwind experience, to say the least for Ingles as nine weeks ago she was sitting on the couch in Salt Lake City, Utah retired from netball.
She returned to Australia in May and was playing a match in the Victorian Netball League when she was approached by the Melbourne Vixens.
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"It's been an incredible nine weeks being back here with the Melbourne Vixens and just wanting to put my best foot forward," Ingles said.
"Whilst it is an exciting opportunity and I hope I get to wear the green and gold again, it's about the business end of the season for the Vixens now," she said.
She decided to step away from netball ahead the 2016 season after falling pregnant with her twins but returned to the game with the Adelaide Thunderbirds in 2017. However, she made the decision to retire at the end of that season to support husband Joe in the US while he plays with NBA side, Utah Jazz.
"Nine weeks ago this was so far from my reality," Ingles said.
"I thought my days playing for Australia or being in the Australian squad were gone so this is really a lovely surprise and something I'm proud of," she said.
From here on out though, selection will be based upon her performance in the Super Netball and Vixens currently sit second on the ladder.