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Spanish Tennis Star Carla Navarro to Quit after 2020 Season


Mahmoud Al Assal

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 15:53 GMT

Spanish tennis player Carla Suarez Navarro announced on Tuesday, December 3rd that she will hang up her racket at the end of the 2020 season to focus on "other priorities".

The 31-year-old, Navarro has slipped to 55th in the WTA rankings, down from a career-high of sixth in 2016.

"I am beginning to have other priorities and tennis is a very demanding sport that requires a lot of sacrifice," Navarro said.

Carla Suarez Navarro, who began playing for Spain in the 2008 Fed Cup, has won $11.58 million in career prize money.

She reached the third round of the 2016 Summer Olympics after beating Ana Ivanovic and Ana Konjuh.

Navarro confirmed that this last year will come with the same expectations, just as intense, just as demanding.

Navarro has won two WTA singles titles and lost another nine finals, while she has reached Grand Slam quarterfinals seven times without ever making the last four.