Tennis players and fans pay emotional tribute to Carla Suarez Navarro on her retirement


After being diagnosed with cancer in September 2020, Carla Suarez Navarro returned to touring in 2021. However, she later announced that she would be retiring by the end of the year. Most recently, she performed at the Billie Jean King.


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After the Spain team was knocked out of the cup, the players wrote 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 shared their playing experience with the 33-year-old.


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Players expressed their experience playing with Carla Suarez Navarro

After Navarro’s final match at the Billie Jean King Cup, WTA players talked about his incredible career. Andrea Petkovic said: “Always had a smile on her face, no matter win or lose, she was one of the players that you could never tell if she 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 has managed to move forward, in difficult circumstances.

Furthermore, Caroline Garcia has also cited, “Hello Carla. We will miss you very much in the years to come. It was a pleasure to meet you. You are an amazing player and a truly amazing person. Hope we meet again in Tenerife or Palma. I really want see you again.

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

Swiss sensation, Belinda Bencic, said, “Good retirement. I hope you will be satisfied and happy after your career. I hope to see you one day when you come back for some tournaments.

From all the damning messages she received, it’s obvious that Carla Suarez Navarro was one of the most beloved tennis players on the WTA tour.

The reaction of fans to his retirement

In addition to tennis players, Tennis Twitter has also been inundated with heartwarming messages from fans.


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


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