Spanish Women’s singles star, Carla Suarez Navarro is all set to make a comeback next week at the French Open after successfully battling Cancer. She returned to practice in December and said last month she had completed her treatment and was cured.
The former World No.6 confirmed in September last year that she was diagnosed with early-stage Hodgkin’s lymphoma and would need to go through six months of chemotherapy.
She said: “It makes me tremendously excited to be able to participate in Roland Garros. I have been working these last few months to give myself the opportunity to compete one last time in Paris.”
“I am looking forward to jumping on to the court and feeling again how special this tournament has always been for me.”
‘Roland Garros has given me some of the best moments of my career’: Suarez Navarro
The current World No.118, Suarez Navarro in late 2019 said that she intended to quit at the end of 2020 but now wants to keep playing after her final season was interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic and health issues. She was supposed to compete at the US Open last year but withdrew at the last moment after getting to know about her illness.
“Tennis has given me many things and I have always wanted to say goodbye on a court,” she said.
“Roland Garros has given me some of the best moments of my career. My first great result was produced on these courts, 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. They are going to be some very beautiful days and I hope to be able to enjoy them to the maximum.”