Suarez Navarro expects further improvement

Carla Suarez Navarro (100/1 French Open outright) believes she is only going to get better after finally winning her maiden WTA Tour title on Saturday at the Portugal Open.

The Spaniard reached her third straight final at the Lisbon tournament but this time managed to go that extra yard as she defeated Russia’s Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-4 3-6 6-4.

After so many years of frustration, in which she has previously lost five tour finals, the 25-year-old is now understandably feeling confident, especially as we are currently in the meat of the clay court season.

Suarez Navarro is now due to play at this week’s Madrid Open where she will meet Austria’s Yvonne Meusburger in the first round on Monday (Match Betting – Meusburger 3/1, Suarez Navarro 2/9) with a place in the second round against American Alison Riske up for grabs.

With the Rome Masters also on the horizon, it looks as if these could be exciting times for the Spaniard.

The 25-year-old says that for now she’s doing her best to focus on this week’s event in Madrid but says that her recent form has made her think about a strong showing at the upcoming French Open.

“For me it’s a very special moment of the season, because we don’t have a lot of tournaments on clay,” she told the Tour’s official site. “Now there’s Madrid, Rome and Roland Garros, which to me is the best tournament of the year, but it’s still far – most important right now is the next tournament in Madrid.”

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