Suarez Navarro overcomes Hodgkin lymphoma, ready for WTA comeback

Former world No 6 Carla Suarez Navarro announced “I’M CURED” after a cancer battle and is set to return to professional tennis

Carla Suarez Navarro revealed on Thursday she has overcome Hodgkin lymphoma, and the Spaniard is set to resume her tennis career.

The former world No 6 revealed last September she would undergo six months of chemotherapy after being diagnosed with the rare cancer.

Suarez Navarro vowed at the time to show “positivity in the face of adversity” and the 32-year-old has now announced she is cured.

“Another step forward,” the 32-year-old said on social media. “Today I finished my treatment and overcame Hodgkin lymphoma. Thanks to all for your warm messages. Every word of support gave me strength during the past few months. All my gratitude to healthcare professionals who take care of us every day. I’M CURED!”

The Spaniard announced two years ago that the 2020 season would be her last on the WTA Tour.

However, the WTA said she decided to abandon that plan and would return to action, confirming her entry for Roland-Garros which begins on May 30 in Paris.

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