“Only Have Reviews Left”: Carla Suarez Navarro Gives an Update on Her Cancer Treatment

Published 11/02/2021, 9:12 AM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 08: Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain plays a backhand in her Ladies’ Singles fourth round match against Serena Williams of the United States during Day Seven of The Championships – Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 08, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Shi Tang/Getty Images)


Former top-10 singles player, Carla Suarez Navarro, has been a consistent performer on the WTA Tour in the past decade. She has displayed some top-quality tennis during the course of her career, reaching her career high ranking, World No. 6 in 2016. However, unfortunately, the Spanish player was diagnosed with cancer last year. 

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In a positive development, Carla Suarez Navarro has recovered from the illness and even competed in a few events this season. Carla still needs to go for regular checkups. However, she does feel a sense of improvement on a daily basis. 

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The Spaniard gave an update on her progress and stated, “At the moment it is something past, luckily I only have reviews left and if the reviews go well I will be calm and the truth is that it is nothing that occupies my day today. I feel good, physically, obviously, my body has made changes, but I am adapting and now I feel good.”

(Quotes translated using Google translate)

Carla Suarez Navarro will feature for the last time at the Billie Jean Cup

The news from Carla is certainly overwhelmingly positive, and the Spaniard has stated that the Billie Jean Cup this year will be her farewell tournament. The occasion will certainly be an emotional goodbye to a beloved player who had to leave the sport in tragic circumstances. 

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During the season, Carla announced that the 2021 season would be a farewell for her. She competed in the French Open, followed by the Wimbledon Championships, and finally the US Open. Carla had previously stated that she wanted to go out playing.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 29, 2021 Spain’s Carla Suárez Navarro waves to spectators after losing her first round match against Australia’s Ashleigh Barty REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

As we speak about Navarro, she displayed a unique style of tennis. She even played the single-handed backhand, something that not many players do. Over the years, she enjoyed playing on the clay and hard surfaces.

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Now that the Spaniard is decided to hang her boots, we hope that her recovery continues smoothly. 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Rohan has studied Sports Management and has a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering Tennis and Formula One.

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