Carla Suarez Navarro shared on her Twitter profile the news of having resumed training in an increasingly decisive way. The Canarian player is spending these days in Barcelona, preparing and celebrating her recovery from her illness.
We hope to see her compete very soon, although we know that her times will not give her the edge to reach the clay tour. Maybe we could see her return in the summer. In September last year, Carla Suarez Navarro announced on social media that she had discovered that she had Hodgkin's lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system.
The Spaniard had stomach discomfort, pains and fever and last summer she decided to undergo tests, convinced that she had contracted Covid.
Unfortunately, it was a form of cancer, which the Spaniard fortunately defeated.
Carla Suarez Navarro is back to training!
In December she, in full chemotherapy, she had exchanged some dribbles with Sara Errani feeling she was still able to play.
And she explained in an interview on the BBC radio: "I don't want to be remembered in a hospital bed, I would like to participate in a big tournament again. An Olympics would be a dream to greet my tennis family and all my fans ."
She finished chemotherapy in January. Carla Suarez Navarro has now been able to return to the tennis courts, resuming training. In recent days, the Spanish tennis player posted videos in the gym, while today she posted a photo from the playing field on Instagram.
"I'm so happy to train again! Thank you for all the love you sent me," he wrote on her social media and now everyone with her dreams of being able to see her at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Suárez Navarro is one of the few players to use a one-handed backhand.
She has achieved the best results of her career on clay, both in singles and doubles. She had decided to retire at the end of 2020. The pathology found in the tests she underwent, Hodgkin's lymphoma, is the same one that she fought, and defeated, the former number one of Italy Francesca Schiavone.