Carla Suarez has starred in one of the happiest images of the day in the Mutua Madrid Open. The Canarian player, who recently announced that she had overcome the Hodgkin lymphoma that was diagnosed last August, has visited the Caja Mágica facilities to complete her first training session in the Spanish capital.
The former world No. 6 has completed a practice at Stadium 3 alongside the Russian Daria Kasatkina, one of the participants in the final draw of the Madrid WTA 1000. Throughout the week, in parallel to the competition, the Canary Islands will continue to prepare for the return to the circuit to complete a brilliant sports career on the fields.
“I am very grateful to the tournament for this opportunity. Being these days at the Caja Mágica and being able to do level training helps me a lot in my preparation to return to competition ”, the Canarian kindly acknowledged. “I have been able to reconnect with some of my colleagues after a long time, feel that atmosphere of the circuit that I miss so much and experience the competition bubble first-hand.”
One of the players most loved by the fans, Suárez has a remarkable track record behind her at the Mutua Madrid Open. His game, admired around the world, has always had a special shine in the Spanish capital. In one of the most demanding tables of the clay court season, the Canarian has left her mark with force, achieving up to three Top 10 victories, climbing twice to the quarterfinals (2015, 2018) and playing two finals in the modality of doubles (2014, 2015) with Garbiñe Muguruza.
“I am convinced that this edition will be something different for everyone,” added Suárez. “The tournament has made a great effort to re-organize an event of the highest level for sure. The tracks are perfect and I hope we enjoy a good show ”.