Suarez Navarro: Hope to play clay court season but cannot set myself a goal right now

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Suarez Navarro: Hope to play clay court season but cannot set myself a goal right now

Former World No. 6 Carla Suarez Navarro, of Spain, says she is still awaiting results from the medical tests she has undertaken as she has been struggling to resume her high intensity training workouts in recent weeks. The former World No.

6 withdrew from the US Open Grand Slam event in New York earlier this week due to health reasons. According to the Spanish daily Marca, Suarez Navarro has not been able to train to the required level in recent weeks either on the court or in the gym.

Carla Suarez Navarro provides an update on her health situation

Marca has quoted a statement from her team in which the Spaniard says, "For several weeks I have not felt well when demanding professional training from my body.

As we start a high intensity work I start having a feeling of general discomfort." "Hence, I cannot complete the exercises or have continuity in physical preparation. We are looking for a medical diagnosis that explains the reason for this situation."

"The doctors are setting me deadlines to carry out the different tests. Yesterday (Monday), I went to do a study that could give us an answer at the end of the week. All this situation made it not possible that I travel to New York."

"My hope is to participate in the clay court tour during the month of September, but it is something that today I cannot set myself as a goal." The Spaniard says she will remain in Barcelona for now and will follow the advice of her medical team.

"Health is going to be the main thing. I must follow medical advice at all times while I wait for a clear diagnosis of my situation" "I can only wait, have patience and trust that everything goes as well as possible."

The 31 year old Spaniard had earlier said she would retire at the end of the 2020 season but during the initial weeks of the lockdown, she said that she may consider playing in 2021 depending on how and when the tour would resume.

Her latest health situation is another setback for her plans to return to the courts for now. Carla Suarez Navarro has reached the quarter-finals at the Australian Open, the French Open and the US Open and the fourth round at Wimbledon in singles during her career.