Wednesday 18th, May 2022
canara news

Serena claims 'discrimination' over drug tests

Published On : 26 Jul 2018


Paris,(AFP via PTI) Serena Williams claims she is the victim of "discrimination" by US doping chiefs who are testing her more than other players.

At Wimbledon Williams slammed "shocking" treatment over excessive targeting from testers in the run-up to the second Grand Slam of the season.

And in a tweet on Wednesday the 23-time Grand slam winner reignited the discussion.

".....and it's that time of the day to get "randomly" drug tested and only test Serena," she posted on her official Twitter page.

"Out of all the players it's been proven I'm the one getting tested the most.

Discrimination? I think so. At least I'll be keeping the sport clean #StayPositive," she wrote.

The 36-year-old battled back from life-saving surgery after giving birth to get within touching distance of an eighth Wimbledon title.

However, the American suffered a straight sets defeat by Angelique Kerber in the women's final on July 14.

She had arrived at the tournament on the back of a report revealing her anger about an unannounced test in June where the tester refused to leave her Florida house.

Williams said at the time she had been tested five times on June, compared to one or none from some of her compatriots.

Athletes returning from a long absence are often the subject of repeated drug tests, as they are seen as part of a higher-risk category than athletes in the flow of regular competition.







More News

Mumbai Still Coronavirus Red Zone, Restrictions Remain, Says Police
Mumbai Still Coronavirus Red Zone, Restrictions Remain, Says Police
SOCCER ULLAL WIN DENZ FOUNDATION ALL INDIA FOOTBALL TROPHY IN MANGALORE
SOCCER ULLAL WIN DENZ FOUNDATION ALL INDIA FOOTBALL TROPHY IN MANGALORE
 ICICI Bank will grow retail loan disbursement in Karnataka by 30% to Rs. 13,700 crore in FY’20
ICICI Bank will grow retail loan disbursement in Karnataka by 30% to Rs. 13,700 crore in FY’20

Write your Comments

Disclaimer: Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. canaranews.com will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.

Please note that under 66A of the IT Act, sending offensive or menacing messages through electronic communication service and sending false messages to cheat, mislead or deceive people or to cause annoyance to them is punishable. It is obligatory on CANARANEWS to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request.

Hence, sending offensive comments using canaranews will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will canaranews.com be held responsible.