Simona Halep, the former world No 1 and Grand Slam champion is fighting to clear her name after being provisionally suspended for failing a drugs test last October. Halep has maintained her innocence and claims that low quantities of the banned substance roxadustat entered her body due to a contaminated authorized supplement.
However, she says that she has been denied the chance to present her case before an independent court. In an emotional interview, Halep said that the failed test was the “biggest shock of her life” and that she had sent evidence about the contamination to the ITF in December, but her case has yet to be heard.
The controversy surrounding Simona Halep’s failed drug test continues to gather momentum, with the Romanian tennis star calling on the ITF to give her a fair hearing. Halep has denied knowingly taking a banned substance and claims that the roxadustat entered her system via a contaminated supplement.
She has been suspended since October and has so far been unable to present her case before an independent court. In the interview with Tennis Majors, Halep described the failed test as a devastating blow and said that she hoped to clear her name soon.
Simona Halep‘s bid to clear her name has taken another twist, with the Romanian star revealing that her case has been postponed for a second time. Halep, who was provisionally suspended in October after failing a drugs test, claims that low levels of the banned substance roxadustat entered her body through a contaminated supplement.
She has denied any wrongdoing and has been fighting to have her case heard by an independent tribunal. However, she says that her case has been postponed twice, with no new hearing date set. Halep, a former world No 1 and Grand Slam champion, says that the delay is frustrating and is keen to have her case resolved as soon as possible.