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Carla Suarez Navarro lost to Ashleigh Barty in the first round of Wimbledon on Tuesday. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@CarlaSuarezNava)

  • Navarro's mother wiped away tears as her daughter walked off Wimbledon Centre Court
  • Navarro later thanked her mother for being her constant companion while she underwent treatment
  • "She tries to record everything and I guess she gets a bit emotional too", said Navarro

Carla Suarez Navarro is playing at the French Open just five weeks after she recovered from cancer. (Photo credit: Instagram/Carlasuareznava)

  • Former world number six Suarez Navarro was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma last summer
  • Navarro is a two-time quarter-finalist in Paris
  • Alisa Kleybanova was diagnosed with cancer in July 2011 before returning to the tour in 2012

Carla Suarez Navarro begins an emotional final French Open on Tuesday. (Photo credit: Twitter/@CarlaSuarezNava)

  • Carla Suarez Navarro began her French Open journey less than a year after she was diagnosed with cancer
  • When Suarez Navarro was first diagnosed, she was inundated with messages of support from the world of sport
  • Carla Suarez Navarro was told in September 2020 that she was suffering with Hodgkin's lymphoma