by: TennisMood 60

Carla Suarez Navarro

”I believe that to be the best you must compete against the best!’

Carla Suarez Navarro: Rules of Life(29 y.o.)
Carla Suarez Navarro

Personal Facts

Overview

  • Suarez Navarro was born in September of 1988 and raised on the Canary Islands in the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
  • Started playing tennis when she was 9 with her father. She often says that she would never become tennis pro without his help and his support.
  • With height 5 feet 4 inches she is one of the shortest players in the top 100.
  • Garbine Muguruza is her doubles partner, as well as her best friend. She has been Suarez Navarro’s only doubles partner from the very beginning of her career. The duo placed runner up at the Mutua Madrid Open on May 10, 2014, they often spent their free time together. They were lucky that they have never faced off on court till the tournament in Dubai and Doha. The friends had to play each other two times. Since then their relations have changed a little. It was quite a hard moment for both of them but now they are still good friends.
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  • Zodiac sign is Virgo. She doesn’t believe in horoscope.
  • Admires Steffi Graf, Lleyton Hewitt, Justine Henin and Michael Jordan.
  • Suárez Navarro’s Tip is that she uses a single-handed backhand, unlike most female players of her time.
  • Favorite shot is her cross-court backhand and her favorite surfaces are clay and hard.
  • Another game that she had a talent for was basketball.
  • Suárez Navarro always wears Lotto clothes and uses her favorite Wilson Six. One racquet that was made by Wilson.

Family

  • Father, Jose Luis, was a handball team player in his youth and her mother, Lali, was a gymnast. But then, she changed her profession and became a teacher. Both of them had never played professional tennis.
  • When her parents realized that their daughter was really talented, they moved to Barcelona in 2007. The girl could train at an exclusive academy Pro-Ab Team Tennis Academy. There were two coachers Xavier Budo and Marc Casabo.

Activism

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  • At 2010 BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, California, along the way, she did one of the biggest wins of her life by defeating World No.3 and top seed Svetlana Kuznetsova 6–4, 4–6, 6–1.
  • In 2005 she was taken to work with the Spanish Federation.
  • 1st professional coach - Alfonso Pérez. He and his sister had a one-handed backhand. And they taught Suarez that way. From the moment she had strength to do it right they just didn’t try to change anything.
  • In 2008, Suarez Navarro appeared at Grand Slam tournament at the French Open for the 1st time. The world was shocked when she beat the former No. 1 player in the world, Amélie Mauresmo of France in the 2nd round 6–3, 6–4. Nobody expected that from her.
  • Beat Venus Williams 2-6, 6-3, 7-5 at Suarez Navarro’s 3rd ever Grand Slam tournament. That was her 1st win over a top 10 player.

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