Carla Suarez Navarro life and biography

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Carla Suarez Navarro biography

Date of birth : 1988-09-03
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Las Palmas de Gran Canari, Spain
Nationality : Spanish
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-05-05
Credited as : Professional Tennis player, WTA tour, Grand Slam

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Carla Suárez Navarro is a Spanish tennis player. She began playing for Spain in the 2008 Fed Cup. On May 18, 2009, she reached her career high ranking at World No. 22. As of April 5, 2010, she is ranked World No. 38.

CAREER:

2010:
Carla had a good start to 2010, making the second round of the 2010 ASB Classic in Auckland before losing to top seed Flavia Pennetta in straight sets. She then made the quarter-final of the 2010 Moorilla Hobart International before losing to No.2 seed Shahar Pe'er 6-4, 6-7(4), 5-7.

At the 2010 Australian Open, Suárez Navarro made it to the third round before losing to top seed, the defending (and eventual) champion Serena Williams, 0-6, 3-6.

She was upset in the first round of the 2010 Copa BBVA-Colsanitas by World No.198 Kristina Antoniychuk 1-6, 4-6, then made it to the semi-finals of the 2010 Abierto Mexicano Telcel in Acapulco before losing to Polona Hercog 3-6, 5-7.

Unseeded at the 2010 BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, California, Suárez Navarro reached the fourth round, losing to Alisa Kleybanova, 6-2, 6-7(2), 4-6. Along the way, she gained one of the biggest wins of her career by defeating World No.3 and top seed Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 in the second round.

She reached the final of the Andalucia Tennis Experience in Marbella for the second year in a row, losing to Flavia Pennetta, 2-6, 6-4, 3-6.

Suarez Navarro suffered an ankle injury at the tournament in Fes, Morocco. She returned to play in the 2010 French Open, losing her first-round match to Olga Govortsova, 6-7(9), 1-6, then remained sidelined until the 2010 US Open.

PERSONAL:

Coached by Xavier Budo and Marc Casabo at the Pro-Ab Team Tennis Academy in Barcelona
Father's name is José Luís (plays handball); mother's name is Lali (was gymnast, now a teacher); has one brother, José Suárez Navarro
Began playing at age 9 when mother encouraged her to start
Began working with Spanish Federation in 2005; moved from Canary Islands to Barcelona in June 2007 to train at Pro-Ab Team Tennis Academy
Favorite surface is clay; favorite shot is crosscourt backhand
Favorite move is Pearl Harbor; favorite actress is Sandra Bullock
Favorite type of music is pop; favorite singer is Luis Fonsi
Admires Steffi Graf, Lleyton Hewitt, Justine Henin and Michael Jordan
Favorite tournaments are Bogotá, Roland Garros.

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