Simona Halep remains suspended after she was found to have banned substances in her doping tests last year and is still awaiting trial. Although she maintains her innocence, she has just received a second charge for maintaining irregularities in the athlete’s biological passport. This infuriated Halep, who now claims to be “harassed” by ITIA.
The Simona Halep affair is in full swing. The tennis player has been out of action since last fall, when she failed a doping test. Halep has maintained her innocence from the beginning. She even investigated the cause of the contamination of the sample herself and claims to have evidence that one of the supplements she was taking was contaminated with a banned substance during the manufacturing process. If this turned out to be true, the tennis player could immediately return to the game.
Halep says the ITIA refuses to accept and review her evidence proving the contamination of one of her supplements and proving her innocence. The Romanian woman still had no trial either. She received another charge for maintaining irregularities in the athlete’s biological passport. Halep went on the offensive. The former world number one and two-time grand slam champion claims she is being harassed by the ITIA and that they are after her for reasons she does not understand.
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