Carla Suarez Navarro’s triumphant return to the tennis court is earning her a special award…
The 33-year-old Spanish tennis player has been named the Comeback Player of the Year by the WTA, the governing body of the women’s game.
Suaraez Navarro announced in September, 2020 that she was being treated for early stage Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
She underwent months of chemotherapy and radiotherapy before returning at the French Open in June.
Suárez Navarro retired after Spain’s elimination from the Billie Jean King Cup Finals.
Her final matches in singles and doubles took place during Spain’s previous tie against Slovakia.
World No. 1 Ash Barty was named WTA Player of the Year for the second time, while US Open champion Emma Raducanu took the Newcomer of the Year title.
Barbora Krejcikova took the WTA prize for the Most Improved Player of the Year following a stellar season in which she won the French Open singles crown.
She also excelled in doubles with playing partner Katerina Siniakova, with the pair earning the Doubles Team of the Year award, which they also won in 2018.