With standing ovations, fans escorted the Spanish tennis player Carla Suárez from the court after the defeat in the first round of the US Open, who returned to tournaments after the fight against cancer this spring. The match with the American Danielle Collins, which she lost 2: 6, 4: 6, was the last grand slam singles in her career for the 32-year-old player.
“I lost, but this year was a gift. Last year at this time I had no idea if I would ever show up again, and here I am.” . She has previously announced that she will end tennis after this season.
She won two WTA tournaments in singles and three titles in doubles. “I’m happy with what I’ve played over the years. I had a dream to be in the top ten when I was little. Of course there were more of those dreams, but they never came true. I didn’t win a grand slam, it wasn’t a world number one, but it’s very difficult.” said Suarez.
She still has doubles in New York. Then she wants to rest and is ready to play the final tournament of the Billie Jean King Cup in Prague in November, if she is nominated.