Simona Halep vows to ‘fight for the truth’ after positive doping test

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  • Former world No 1 tests positive for Roxadustat at US Open
  • ‘Today begins the hardest match of my life: a fight for the truth’

Simona Halep said she will “fight for the truth” after she was provisionally suspended from tennis for failing a drugs test at the US Open.

In what is the most high profile doping case in women’s tennis since Maria Sharapova was banned from the sport in 2016, Halep, the Romanian former world No 1, was found to have traces of the drug Roxadustat in her urine. An anti-anaemia medicine, Roxadustat promotes the creation of red blood cells and is featured on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s list of prohibited substances.

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Written by Paul MacInnes
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