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The former tennis world No 1 Simona Halep has been banned for four years for two intentional breaches of anti-doping rules, the International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) has announced.
Halep, who won the French Open in 2018 and Wimbledon a year later, tested positive for the prohibited substance roxadustat at the US Open in 2022 and was also subsequently found to have irregularities in her athlete biological passport following the analysis of 51 blood samples.
Written by Sean Ingle
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/sep/12/simona-halep-banned-four-years-tennis-anti-doping-violations under the title “Simona Halep given four-year ban from tennis for anti-doping violations”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.