Former Top 10 player Carlua Suarez Navarro, of Spain, has pulled out of the upcoming Western & Southern Open and US Open in New York due to health reasons, according to the Spanish daily Marca.
Carla Suarez Navarro to skip the US Open in New York due to health reasons
According to the Spanish daily Marca, the former World No.
6 Carla Suarez Navarro has not been able to train properly for the past few weeks due to some health reasons and is undergoing some tests for the same. The Spaniard told Marca, "I will follow the medical recommendations at all times.
This next week I need to complete more tests and this forces me to postpone my planned trip to New York. We are going to observe the evolution of these days, the results of these check-ups and that will determine my decision about the US Open."
The Spaniard was supposed to retire from the tour this season. After the tour shutdown, she had said she would take a call later in the year about whether she would play again in 2020 or extend her retirement to 2021. Suarez Navarro reached the quarterfinals of the 2008 French Open as a qualifier in her first appearance in the main draw of a Grand Slam event.
She has also reached the quarterfinals at six other Grand Slam tournaments: the 2009 Australian Open, the 2013 US Open, the 2014 French Open, the 2016 Australian Open, the 2018 Australian Open and the 2018 US Open. In doubles, she reached the semi-finals of the 2014 French Open event and the finals of the 2015 season-ending WTA Finals.
The Western & Southern Open is scheduled to begin in New York next week and the US Open is slated to begin on 31st August. The US Open will be the first Grand Slam event since the Australian Open in January. The French Open will be held later this year at the end of September and Wimbledon has been cancelled this year.
due to the global pandemic. Carla Suarez Navarro is currently ranked No. 68 in the world. The Spaniard is the latest player to pull out of the US Open Grand Slam event. Others who have decided to skip the US Open include World No.
2 Rafael Nadal, three-time Grand Slam winner Stan Wawrinka and Australia's Nick Kyrgios on the men's side and World No. 1 Ash Barty, Top 10 players Elina Svitolina and Kiki Bertens, former champion Svetlana Kuznetsova and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova on the women's side.