Carla Suárez Navarro, who announced her retirement after losing to Danielle Collins in the first round of the last US Open, already has a new job in the short term: she will be the ambassador of the WTA 250 of Tenerife that will start from October 16.
The Spanish, who said she would like to say goodbye to the Billie Jean King Cup, will be the visible face of the tournament that will have its first edition and spoke in the previous one: “I am happy to be here and to be able to enjoy good tennis. Being an ambassador is a pleasure, my intention is to allow the public to enjoy the atmosphere and especially that the players feel comfortable and want to return next year“.
This contest will feature the stellar participation of Elina Svitolina (7th), who will be the big star. “The possibility of having her is a luxury, Spanish players like Sara Sorribes Tormo will contribute to animate and ignite the public. There will be players who are struggling to get into the top ten and will give their all to get there“
On the other hand, Suárez Navarro spoke about what he intends for the future: “First I need to rest and disconnect from everything. They were many years of maximum demand, of efforts and of practically not being able to stop to disconnect. Then I would like to get involved in humanitarian and solidarity issues and be able to be a mother“.
“I’m very well. I was lucky to play again after my illness, I was able to take part in high level tournaments as I wanted and above all I was able to express a good level myself, which was what seemed the most difficult to me after so long. Being able to decide where and when to retire was very nice; it was a very emotional end of career for me“, Hill.