Carla Suárez Navarro has been making a name for herself as a giant killer since she was brought to the scene in the late 2000s. Since then, the 1.20 meter tall Spaniard has won two WTA singles titles and three doubles titles, jumping up to sixth place in the world rankings. Her success was certainly also of interest to her teeming fans and tennis lovers in general, and so it all began.
Early Life and Career
Carla Suarez Navarro was born on September 3, 1988, in the Canary Islands capital Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. As the daughter of a former handball player, her father José Luís, and her mother Lali, a former gymnast, Suarez Navarro was blessed with a wealth of sporting genes. She started playing tennis at about the age of nine, but it was not until she was about 17 that she began to take the sport seriously and worked actively to make a career out of it.
In 2007, her parents were able to contact the Spanish Federation, which moved her to Barcelona to train at the prestigious Pro-Ab Team Tennis Academy. The following year, Suarez Navarro made her first appearance at a Grand Slam tournament at the 2008 French Open, where she reached the quarter-finals, beating top-ranked players, including the then world No. 1 Amelie Mauresmo, before falling to Jelena Jankovic.
At the 2009 Australian Open, Carla Suárez Navarro once again made sure that the supposed top players felt her presence as she reached another Grand Slam quarter-final, beating Venus Williams, one of the top 10 players in the tournament, in particular. In 2010, Suarez Navarro again created another big surprise when she defeated world number 3, Svetlana Kuznetsova, who had been seeded at the top of the BNP Paribas Open.
Between 2010 and 2015, despite all the hype she had built around her career as the next big thing in professional women’s tennis, Suarez Navarro found it pretty impossible to win a Grand Slam tournament or even reach a semi-final in the singles category. Her notable successes during this period included a semi-final appearance in the 2014 French Open doubles tournament and a final appearance in the Miami Open where she lost to Serena Williams. Thanks to her good performances this year, however, she made it into the top ten of the world rankings. In 2016, she reached number 6 in the world rankings with her biggest title ever, the Qatar Total Open, the highest rank in her career.
Is She Married Or Does She Have a Boyfriend?
There is no indication that Carla Suárez Navarro is married or has ever been married. There is also no evidence that she has ever had a relationship with a man she cared enough about to introduce him to the world as her boyfriend.
Due to this lack of substantial dating history with a member of the opposite sex, Suarez Navarro, who is known for her one-handed backhand, has tended to be strongly associated with intimate relationships with other women.
Is Carla Suárez Navarro Gay, Lesbian?
There have been strong rumors for some time that Carla Suárez Navarro is a lesbian. In fact, it is said that she is one of a large number of tennis players who are gay, although most of them are not yet ready to face their sexuality because they have not made it known to the public. One of the most notable individuals who has made this devastating claim is retired Russian tennis player Ekaterina Bychkova, who claims that about one in ten players in the WTA circus is lesbian.
In a 2017 interview with Eurosport, Bychkova said she knew about 40 players who were lesbians before naming names like Rennae Stubbs, Lisa Raymond, Eleni Daniilidou, Francesca Schiavone, Casey Dellacqua, and then Suarez Navarro.
Despite all the rumors about Navarro’s sexual orientation and the subsequent “coming-out” of some of the above-mentioned players, Carla Suárez Navarro has kept silent on this subject and allowed her fans and the general public to make up their own stories.
Recently, body size has been playing an important role in women’s tennis, as the larger players tend to win and perform better than their smaller colleagues due to their height. Nevertheless, Carla Suárez Navarro, who is 1.62 m or 5 feet 4 inches tall, needs to improve her game significantly to win against these opponents.