Tennis Players and Fans Pen Down Emotional Tribute to Carla Suarez Navarro on Her Retirement

Published 11/04/2021, 2:12 AM EDT
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


After being diagnosed with cancer in September 2020, Carla Suarez Navarro came back to the tour in 2021. However, later on, she announced that she’ll retire by the year-end. Just recently, she played at the Billie Jean King.

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After Team Spain got knocked out from the cup, players penned down an emotional message for the Spaniard after her successful career. Players like Sara Sorribes Tormo, Belinda Bencic, Nuria Parrizas Diaz, Andrea Petkovic, and many more conveyed their experience playing with the 33-year-old.

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 Players expressed their experience playing with Carla Suarez Navarro

After Navarro’s last match at Billie Jean King Cup, WTA players spoke about her incredible career. Andrea Petkovic said, “Always had a smile on the face, no matter win or lose she was one of the players you could never tell if she has won or lost the match.”

Nuria Parrizas Diaz commented, “Congratulations! Because she has a career that many would want for themselves. It has also been a very difficult year for her. She managed to move forward, in difficult circumstances.”

Moreover, Caroline Garcia also quoted, “Hello Carla. We will miss you a lot in the coming years. It has been a pleasure meeting you. You are an amazing player and a very amazing person. I hope we see each other again in Tenerife or Palma. I really want to see you again.”

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

The Swiss sensation, Belinda Bencic, stated, ” Happy retirement. I hope you will be satisfied and happy after your career. I hope I see you sometime when you come back for some tournaments.”

From all the overwhelming messages she has received, it’s evident that Carla Suarez Navarro was one of the most loved tennis players on the WTA tour.

Fans’ reaction to her retirement

Along with tennis players, tennis Twitter was also flooded with heartwarming messages from fans.

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We congratulate Carla Suarez Navarro for an incredible career and wish her all the best for the future.

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Atri Bhatt

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Atri Bhatt is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is pursuing his Master's degree in Sports Management from Deakin University, Australia. In addition to critically analysing the game, he also plays tennis professionally.

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