Top seed Ashleigh Barty wins, but it’s Suarez Navarro who gets a standing ovation at Wimbledon after battling cancer

Topreekshoofd Ashleigh Barty wint, maar het is Suarez Navarro die staande ovatie krijgt op Wimbledon na strijd tegen kanker

Ashleigh Barty (WTA-1) has made it through the first round of Wimbledon unscathed. The Australian first seed needed three sets on Tuesday against Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro (WTA-138). In 1 hour and 43 minutes it became 6-1, 6-7 (1/7) and 6-1.

In the second round waits the Russian Anna Blinkova (WTA-89) or the Hungarian Timea Babos (WTA-116).

It was her last Wimbledon for 32-year-old Suarez Navarro. The Spanish ex-number six in the world was told last year that she was suffering from cancer (Hodgkin’s disease), but won that battle and then announced a farewell tour of 2021. On her return to Roland-Garros, she recently lost in the first round to American Sloane Stephens (WTA-73). At Wimbledon she reached the eighth finals three times.


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