Carla Suárez's medal, return to win 18 months and a cancer after: I hope my example serves people

Get behind are the ghosts. Who was going to tell Carla Suárez, who leaves the Court 5 of Ariake Tennis Park without taking too much importance. She has just

Carla Suárez's medal, return to win 18 months and a cancer after: I hope my example serves people

Get behind are the ghosts. Who was going to tell Carla Suárez, who leaves the Court 5 of Ariake Tennis Park without taking too much importance. She has just swept Ons Jauber (6-4, 6-1), sensation of the recent Wimbledon. She needed a little more than an hour under the sopor for a triumph that, paradoxically, took 18 months to happen again. Year and a half in which she passed her life ahead of her. That's why now everything is so relative.

Carla does not think further. Not a lot of Hodgkin's lymphoma that detected him in September 2020, who tormented him in full pandemic, by which she had to receive treatment of chemotherapy and radiation therapy and, of course, park her career. She wanted this, her great victory, a farewell on the track. "I did not want people to remember me like this, it would not have been nice or positive to have to retire for cancer, it was what I wanted, during the disease I had it in mind: Saying me where and how I would like it. And I will be able to do it" . This will be the memories, triumphais.

Spend it happens today or tomorrow in Tokyo. The Sunday is his medal now. "I never thought I did not go back to win again, but I knew it was a possibility, I'm just playing the Grand Slam and I'm not at the same competitive level as my colleagues," she thinks aloud. "It's a victory that will be left for the memory. For all that has happened, complicated moments, for being in a few games. It will be hard to forget. To be able to win, put into play all I've been training, it's satisfactory," he confesses to the World a while later, from the Olympic Village, where he has just received physiotherapy treatment. Because "I do not recover the same as before." And this Monday Aguarda and Karolina Pliskova in second round, standard head number 5.

And on Tuesday, at least another battle, the doubles game next to Garbiñe Muguruza against the Swiss couple. A peculiar duo Spanish, calm one, nerve the other, inseparable friends.

But that will be another episode. On Sunday, despite the heat and wind, was moving. "I have started very well, trying to be concentrated at all times, doing what I had in mind to hurt her, because she plays aggressive and anarchic," said that of the palms, obsessed with rest, because "emotions" also wear. It is not for less. There was a before and after. "I get tired anymore, I am altered the breath before. Sometimes I notice discomfort in the chest, I have holes more than normal, they are normal things," she describes.

It is the first victory, although not exactly. Back, for Carla, was winning. "A gift all this", the ovations in the stands in Roland Garros and Wimbledon: "I am a party of the saying that says, 'what you give, ending it again'. I have been in the circuit for many years and I have received many spirits. I feel a privileged. People know that they are my last tournaments. I'm taking care a lot, thank you, "pronounces.

Neither in Paris nor in Wimbledon was able to get what in Tokyo, but of course ... "I'm going, I'm adapting, I have more time to train and play better. In Wimbledon I played against Barty [winner after]. Against Sloan Stephens in Roland Garros for less From a month that had finished the treatment. They are different conditions that it has done that today I can win, "be honest who" an exemplary case "is known. "And if it serve as an example for other people, welcome it." And it extends: "That visibility of the disease, if someone serves him, I will be happy. I had luck when I was detected, with people who were in Chemio sessions, radio, who had overcome cancer. Although it is a bad experience, it can be overcome. I have tried to bring it naturally. It is a delicate issue, but I hope that what I am doing to people will serve you. "

And after that. The US Open will be the goodbye of it, already 33 years old. But with life, that he postponed by his professional career, he has accounts for salt. First, "Rest". "Be with family, with friends, with family, with my partner." And, soon, perhaps, motherhood. "It's something I have in mind, I hope it is not that it only depends on me, to give a button and you get pregnant. It has a process."

Updated Date: 25 July 2021, 11:25

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