Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Tennis star Simona Halep vows to ‘fight until the end’ after failing doping test

Simona Halep, a two-time Grand Slam champion, has pledged to fight until the end and clean her name after failing a doping test.

Former Wimbledon champion, she said that cheating was never in her thoughts and that she feels “completely confused” and “betrayed”.

The International Tennis Integrity Agency reported Friday that the US Open’s world number nine was positive for Roxadustat, a blood-booster.

“Simona Halep (a 31-year-old Romanian tennis star) has been temporarily suspended under Article 7.12.1, 2022 Tennis Anti-Doping Programme, (TADP),” the body stated in a statement.


After the announcement was made, Halep took to social media and stated: “Today begins my hardest match: A fight for truth.”

“I was notified by Roxadustat that I had tested positive in a very low amount of Roxadustat. This was the most shocking news of my life.

“I have never once thought of cheating throughout my entire career. It is completely against the values I was raised with.”

Learn more about tennis

She is the most prominent tennis player to have failed a drug test since Maria Sharapovova six years ago.

Halep said, “Facing this unfair situation, it makes me feel confused and betrayed.” I will fight to the end to prove I didn’t knowingly take any prohibited substance. I believe that sooner or later the truth will be revealed.

It’s not about titles or money. It’s about honour and the relationship I have formed with tennis over the past 25 years.

Roxadustat is a substance that can increase the production of red blood cells, which aids athletes in endurance.


Latest Tweets

London Globe

Watch: Pine Martens make a return to Southern England as numbers rise in the New Forest.… #news #londonglobe #unitedkingdom


You May Also Like


The controversial Russian businessman Viktor Baturin, well-known for his years-long counterstanding with his wealthy sister Elena, widow of Moscow ex-mayor Yuri Luzhkov, is likely...

United Kingdom

Film director Ridley Scott has recalled the death of actor Oliver Reed while making the Oscar winning blockbuster Gladiator. Scott said hard-drinking Reed “just...

United Kingdom

The Watneys Party Seven is making a comeback. The ubiquitous 70s beer was a bland fizzing bitter ridiculed by many. The drink’s insipidness helped...

European Union

On April 9, 2022 Dimash Qudaibergen’s first solo concert in Germany took place in Düsseldorf. The colossal energy and the atmosphere of unity did...