Carla Suárez, one of the best Spanish tennis players in history, has replaced the racket with a package of rice and her identifiable headband with a mask and gloves during this period of confinement.
The Canarian athlete was able to travel a day before the State of Alarm was decreed in Spain to her hometown and she has not hesitated from the first moment to join any solidarity cause. And for several weeks, Carla has been traveling from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to the Food Bank of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to help make orders and deliveries to NGOs, parishes and associations linked to the downtown.
Suárez, who had announced her retirement from tennis this 2020, doesn’t know when she will definitively stop playing since "today I do not plan to play next year". She would like to say goodbye in the tennis court and expects doing it at the Mutua Madrid Open in 2021 although "it is not easy, since I need an invitation and that would entail taking a place from someone who deserves it."