Carla Suárez Navarro is already in Paris to participate in Roland Garros and that is already great news. It is her first tournament on the WTA circuit after 17 months away from the courts and she hopes she can make her mark on the French brick dust.
“I am extremely excited to be able to participate at Roland Garros. I have been working in recent months to give myself the opportunity to compete one last time on the clay of Paris. I am looking forward to taking the field and feeling again how special it has always been. This tournament has been for me, “said Suárez in a statement.
After overcoming Hodgkin lymphoma, cWith a treatment extended for six months, he has worked it in parallel with the aim of returning to the courts. His last match dates from February 25, 2020 in Doha.
“Tennis has given me many things and I have always wanted to be able to say goodbye on a court. Being able to choose the last shot, having the ability to set myself a date is something that I wanted from the heart. This was the illusion that has moved me to train hard in recent times, “he explained.
Since his debut in the 2008 season, where he reached the quarterfinals from qualifying, Suárez has contested a total of 11 editions at Roland Garros and also managed to get into the top eight in 2014.
Its premiere in the 2021 edition will be against the American Sloane Stephens, champion of the US Open 2017, with whom he has a 0-3 record (Eastbourne and Cincinnati 2015 and Canadian Masters in 2018).