The circuit goes out of its way for Suárez Navarro in Prague


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The circuit goes out of its way for Suárez Navarro in Prague

Carla Suárez Navarro received a tribute at the height of her career. After announcing her retirement at the age of 33, the former world number six was fired during the Billie Jean King Cup finals in Prague and great players of the WTA Tour dedicated words of praise to him.

Two titles, seven Grand Slam quarterfinals and many years in the Top 10; Suárez Navarro’s career is flawless, as is his attitude on and off the pitch. His colleagues made it clear at the ceremony and excited locals and strangers. About the end Sara Sorribes, her last partner after the elimination of Spain from the tournament, left a great testimony: “I have told you so many things that I no longer even know what to say to you. I simply tell you again everything you mean to me, what you have made by tennis, how are you as a person … I congratulate you on what you have achieved and what you have done. You know that we all wish you did not retire, but I hope this chapter is very good in your life, that you enjoy it. I send you a big hug. “Enjoy, Carla, because you deserve the best,” he told his compatriot.

In the last year, Suárez Navarro overcame a Hodking Lymphoma and generated even more admiration in the rest of the players, who demonstrated in Prague. Andrea Petkovic: “She’s one of those you run into and you don’t know if she has won or lost. She always has a smile on her face.” Coco vandeweghe He continued in the same vein: “Carla is one of those tennis players who always greets you when you walk by her. She asks how you’re doing, how’s everything going. You try to book a training session with her and on the way you get involved in a conversation very long. I think that says a lot about the person he is. “

Secondly Angelique Kerber, who beat the Spanish in seven of her ten matches, did not forget her quality as a tennis player: “On the court she was a player who never gave up, who always fought. She always had her own style of play and I think that that’s what the fans are going to miss the most. Also off the track, you always talked to her, you liked being around her. ” His mental strength was also highlighted by Aliaksandra Sasnovich: “He is a kind person both on and off the track, he is always good with people. At the same time, he has an iron mentality. Never change, Carla.”

They and several other players made it clear the importance of Suárez Navarro for tennis. The circuit is going to miss her.


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