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‘An Olympic Video games to say bye to my tennis household’


Spain’s tennis participant was identified with early-stage Hodgkin lymphoma and went via chemotherapy.

Former world quantity six feminine tennis participant Carla Suarez Navarro says she desires of a return to aggressive motion following most cancers therapy and this 12 months’s postponed Tokyo Olympics could be the proper stage to name time on her profession.

Spaniard Suarez Navarro stated in September she was identified with early-stage Hodgkin lymphoma, a kind of most cancers, and would want to undergo six months of chemotherapy.

On Monday, the 32-year-old stated on Twitter she had accomplished her last session.

The world quantity 85 final performed in February 2020 and faces a race to qualify for the Video games, with the highest 56 singles gamers qualifying primarily based on rankings as of June, however Suarez Navarro just isn’t giving up hope.

“I don’t need folks to recollect me in a hospital mattress so I’d wish to go once more into a giant event,” Suarez Navarro advised BBC Radio 5 Reside on Friday.

“It could be a dream to try this. An Olympic Video games to say bye to my tennis household and likewise all my tennis followers.”

Suarez Navarro returned to observe in December with Italian Sara Errani in Barcelona.

“What medical doctors stated is principally that tennis and doing a sport was good for me so I made a decision to hold on with it,” Suarez Navarro stated, including she was now trying ahead to her comeback to the circuit.

“I’ll really feel a lot pleasure and happiness when that second comes. I’ll be grateful and a bit of bit nervous to be on courtroom once more.”