The Spanish player Carla Suarez Navarro can finally try to achieve her goal after defeating Hodgkin’s lymphoma: to get back on the court. She will do it at Roland Garros 2021, on her favorite surface and knowing that she has already won despite everything and everyone.
Suarez Navarro said in a message posted on the official website of the Spanish Tennis Federation: “I am extremely excited to be able to compete at Roland Garros.
I have been working for a few months to give myself the opportunity to compete one last time in Paris. I can’t wait to get onto the court and feel again how special this tournament has always been for me.
Tennis has given me a lot and I have always wanted to quit the sport on the court (and not in a hospital bed). Being able to pick the last one (tennis date) and set a date is something I wanted from the bottom of my heart.
Roland Garros is a tournament that has given me some of the best moments of my career.
My first big result came here, I have very good memories after all these years and it is a joy to be able to come for the last time to compete in Paris.
It will be a very good day and I hope to make the most of it. “Just a few months ago, the Spanish player said:” I would like to say goodbye to tennis on the court.
I wouldn’t want people to remember me in a hospital bed. “With these words, spoken at the end of 2020, Carla Suarez Navarro had expressed the desire to return to compete on the WTA Tour.
A few months after these statements, Carla then announced to everyone that she had won the most important game of her life against cancer. She had indeed published a splendid post on social networks explaining that she had conquered Hodgkin’s lymphoma and conquered the disease after a long cycle of treatments.
We remind you that Roland Garros will start next week and will see the best players in the world meet on the most prestigious clay court.