Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro had announced that 2020 would be her last year on the tennis tour. However, with the tennis season being shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic and concerns that the tours may not be able to resume in June if the situation worsens, the Spaniard says she will not consider extending her retirement by one more year.
According to Marca, Suarez Navarro if there was no tennis played again in 2020, she would probably play the Madrid Open in 2021 as a place to say goodbye. "If tennis were not played in 2020, I would see a possibility of being able to say goodbye in Madrid 2021," Suarez Navarro is currently in quarantine as well like much of Spain and has been spending time indoors.
The clay court season is her favourite part of the season and with the clay court season being scrapped, the Spaniard would miss a chance to play her favourite tournaments on clay during her final year. Upon hearing the cancelation of the events till June, Suarez commented on Twitter, "I regret the cancellation of the ground tour due to the coronavirus epidemic.
A stretch of the year always special for everyone. But it is time to prioritize precaution, support health systems and comply with quarantine recommendations. Take care of yourself at home, please." The Spaniard currently has a 4-5 record on the year in 2020.
Her last event was the Qatar Open in February where she lost in the second round to Czech woman Petra Kvitova. The Spaniard is known for her one handed backhand, which is considered to be one of the best backhands in women's tennis.