Cancer-free Suarez Navarro getting ready for tennis return
Carla Suarez Navarro was not going to allow cancer to end her career and after winning the most important battle of her life she is ready to return to tennis.
The Spanish player, who is now cancer-free, is getting ready to return to tennis. She was determined not to let her diagnosis and her career and after winning the most important battle of her career she is ready for another one. Speaking about last July she said:
"In July, I started tennis again and when I was on the court I felt really bad. I felt nauseous all the time when I played tennis. So I thought, OK maybe it's because it's so hot or maybe it's because I was at home for two or three months. I don't understand why. Every day I go on court, every day I have that feeling."
After going to the hospital she got the worst kind of news. Even so, Suarez Navarro was determined to win that battle and after undergoing treatments for six months she is now cancer-free. Congratulations. Speaking on returning to tennis at the Roland Garros she said:
"The first thing is, I'm very happy after all these months. I think I'm a positive person, not a pessimist. In the tennis world, everyone talked to me, everyone put things on Twitter and Instagram. That for me was so positive, a lot of strength, a lot of energy."
For Navarro the diagnosis spoiled plans of retirement of which she said:
"At the end of 2019, I said that I want to retire in 2020. So for me, it was difficult, that part, because I was thinking, "OK, now if I retire, I cannot do it on a tennis court."
For Carla, it was important to retire on the court as she did not want to be remembered as the player that had to retire because of cancer. As a cancer-free person now she is determined for one last push before retirement:
"But in my mind, it's Roland Garros, Wimbledon, Olympics, if I can qualify, and then US Open. The big tournaments for one last time because I could not play last year. This is my big illusion."
Finally she was asked what are her expectations of her last season on tour to which she said:
"I will be so happy if I can be in these big tournaments. I know that I will enjoy a lot. Here in Madrid, I will be a little bit nervous because I know that everyone is coming to me for sure. But after that, it will be different. "