|Carla Suárez Navarro Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 4 in|
|Date of Birth||September 3, 1988|
Carla Suárez Navarro is a Spanish professional tennis player who has won multiple singles and doubles titles on the WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) Tour including the 2014 Portugal Open and the 2016 Qatar Open (singles); and the 2014 Bank of the West Classic, the 2015 Birmingham Classic, and the 2015 Pan Pacific Open (doubles). Adept at both the singles and the doubles formats of the sport, she had reached her peak singles ranking of 6 in February 2016 and peak doubles ranking of 11 in April 2015. As of August 2020, her best performance at a Grand Slam event was reaching the quarter-final of the Australian Open (2009, 2016, 2018), the French Open (2008, 2014), and the US Open (2013, 2018) (singles); and the semi-final of the 2014 French Open (doubles). She had also reached the final of the year-ending WTA Tour Championships Finals in 2015 (doubles). In December 2019, she had announced that she would quit competitive tennis at the end of the 2020 season.
Carla Suárez Navarro
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
She splits her time between Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.
Carla had attended the Heidelberg School, in her hometown of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, from the age of 5 to 18.
Professional Tennis Player
- Father – José Luís Suárez (Former Handball Player)
- Mother – María Dolores ‘Loli’ Navarro (Physical Education Teacher, Former Gymnast)
- Siblings – José Suárez Navarro (Brother) (Chef)
Right-Handed (One-Handed Backhand)
5 ft 4 in or 162.5 cm
62 kg or 136.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Carla has dated –
- Marta (2018-Present) – Carla began dating a physiotherapist, yoga teacher, and sports nutritionist named Marta in 2018. Marta had joined Carla’s entourage in late 2017 as a trainer; and although they had parted ways professionally in February 2019, their personal relationship had continued to blossom.
Race / Ethnicity
She is of Spanish descent.
- Toned physique
- Frizzy, neck-length hair
- Cheerful smile
- Puffy face
Carla has been sponsored by –
Carla Suárez Navarro Favorite Things
- Sportsperson – Michael Jordan
- Tennis Players – Steffi Graf, Lleyton Hewitt, Justine Henin
- Tennis Shot – Cross-court Backhand
- Tennis Surfaces – Clay, Hard
- TV Series – Prison Break (2005-2017)
- Actress – Sandra Bullock
- Music Genres – Latin, Bachata, Spanish Pop
- Singer – Luis Fonsi
- Tennis Tournament – French Open
- Hobbies/Interests – Reading, Playing Chess, Watching TV
Carla Suárez Navarro Facts
- Carla had started playing tennis in 2007, at the age of 9, and had moved to Barcelona to train at the renowned Pro-Ab Team Tennis Academy.
- She came into the spotlight in 2008, when as a 19-year-old, she had reached the quarter-final of the year’s French Open event where she was just a qualifier. It was her first-ever appearance in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament.
- This was also the first season when she had broken into the ‘Top 50’ of the official WTA singles rankings. A tribute to her consistency was the fact that she had managed to finish inside the ‘Top 50’ for each of the next 11 seasons.
- An animal lover, she owns a French bulldog named Congo and a pet cat named Blue.
Featured Image by Carla Suárez Navarro / Instagram