Karatantcheva caught on doping - TennisForum.com
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 546 (permalink) Old Dec 20th, 2005, 06:57 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
Geoffry's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Belgium
Posts: 7,159
Karatantcheva caught on doping

It's all in today's L'équipe. She tested positive (nandrolon) at Roland Garros this year after her match against Elena Likhovtseva. She could be suspended for 2 years. She had to go to London last week to defend herself in front of the ITF and they will make a decision in January.

The day she tested positive, 30th of June, she was 15 years and 10 months old. Her explanation was (according to L'équipe) that she was pregnant without her knowing it. Later, she had a miscarriage, but several urine tests contradicted that.

Quite a shocker

I know I've been a liar
And I know I've been a fool
I hope we didn't break it
But I'm glad we broke the rules
My cave is deep now
Yet your light is shining through
I cover my eyes
Still all I see is you
Geoffry is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 546 (permalink) Old Dec 20th, 2005, 07:00 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: T*H*A*I*L*A*N*D
Posts: 2,365


Sadka is offline  
post #3 of 546 (permalink) Old Dec 20th, 2005, 07:03 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Posts: 648
wow, didn't see that one coming!

here's the article:

Tennis-Dopage : Karatantcheva contrôlée positive

Après les Argentins Mariano Puerta et Mariano Hood, la Bulgare Sesil Karatantcheva vient rallonger la liste des joueurs contrôlés positifs pendant Roland-Garros, selon L'Equipe daté du 20 décembre. L'échantillon d'urine de la jeune espoir mondiale, âgée de quinze ans et dix mois au moment des faits, a révélé des traces de nandrolone.

Surnommée 'Spécial K', elle avait marqué les esprits en atteignant les quarts de finale après avoir évincé l'Américaine Venus Williams. La 39e joueuse mondiale risque deux ans de suspension.

Le test a été effectué à l'issue de son quart de finale perdu contre Elena Likhovtseva, le mardi 30 juin. Karatantcheva a comparu la semaine dernière à Londres devant trois juges désignés par la fédération internationale de tennis.
JuanRodriguez is offline  
post #4 of 546 (permalink) Old Dec 20th, 2005, 07:07 AM
Senior Member
AyumiMorita's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 2,022
I don't think the last part about her being pregnant is true

but still, ........... WOW!

and i always wondered who the female player was who got caught at the french alongside the men

Ayumi Morita
Singles: 2008 - $50,000 Tokyo; $50,000 Kolkata; $75,000+H Toyota; 2007 - $25,000 Kurume
2006 - $25,000 Tokachi; $50,000 Tokyo
Doubles: 2007 - $50,000 Gifu (w/ Ai Sugiyama); $50,000 Fukuoka (w/ A. Yonemura)
"My dream is to become a top ten player."
AyumiMorita is offline  
post #5 of 546 (permalink) Old Dec 20th, 2005, 07:08 AM
Senior Member
Klurt's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 789
here's the link to L'Equipe website:
It's in the chrono section. Shocking!!!
Klurt is offline  
post #6 of 546 (permalink) Old Dec 20th, 2005, 07:11 AM
Senior Member
Alenyaa's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: SS Dementieva courts
Posts: 6,728
Whahaaaat? Karatancheva? Is this a joke or something?

Thank you, Elena

Jelena Dokic, Tsvetana Pironkova, Caroline Wozniacki
Daniela Hantuchova, Gisela Dulko, Julia Görges

Former Training Accommodation Manager aboard the SS Dementieva
Now discovering New Horizons...
Alenyaa is offline  
post #7 of 546 (permalink) Old Dec 20th, 2005, 07:14 AM
Senior Member
Crazy Canuck's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Munchkin Land
Posts: 28,584
Crazy Canuck is offline  
post #8 of 546 (permalink) Old Dec 20th, 2005, 07:16 AM
Senior Member
Blonde_Ambition7's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 2,559


Blonde_Ambition7 is offline  
post #9 of 546 (permalink) Old Dec 20th, 2005, 07:23 AM
Team WTAworld
Senior Member
CooCooCachoo's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 63,522



Bemelmans|Camerin|Cornet|Crivoi|Cuevas|Dentoni|Dod ig|Garbin|Granollers
Hlavackova|Ilhan|Kohli|Kuznetsov|Lammer|Mannarino| Menendez|Phau|Polansky

CooCooCachoo is offline  
post #10 of 546 (permalink) Old Dec 20th, 2005, 07:24 AM
Senior Member
hwanmig's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,541
Sesil I can't believe this, I was really expecting HER to maybe win the french next year and now this. Looks like
this is the end for her.
hwanmig is offline  
post #11 of 546 (permalink) Old Dec 20th, 2005, 07:27 AM
Senior Member
Nicjac's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: TBAA meeting
Posts: 4,243
Can't believe this ...
Nicjac is offline  
post #12 of 546 (permalink) Old Dec 20th, 2005, 07:27 AM
Crazy Conspiracy Theorist, Politically Incorrect
Martian Jeza's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Marti-Party Room
Posts: 32,140
It seems to be a serious case of doping... Before juging her I would like to have the real proof of all of this.. It seems she took nandrolon...

Wolves are my soul, my everything !

Know your real ennemies : don't let you fool by the mainstream media : They are full time LIARS ! NEVER trust the government !

BNP Paribas, JP Morgan, Lagardere are criminals : WAKE UP !
Martian Jeza is offline  
post #13 of 546 (permalink) Old Dec 20th, 2005, 07:28 AM
Senior Member
RatedR Superstar's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: ETIVAC
Posts: 8,124
so thats why she was thinking of retiring from tennis..hmmm..

>>>>>> D-Express018 <<<<<<
|Ain't no party like a...COCKTAIL PARTY!|

***The Official Pimp Daddy of the CP***
RatedR Superstar is offline  
post #14 of 546 (permalink) Old Dec 20th, 2005, 07:28 AM
Senior Member
47eggs's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 284

47eggs is offline  
post #15 of 546 (permalink) Old Dec 20th, 2005, 07:31 AM
Senior Member
waratahsrock's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Broadbeach
Posts: 6,173
Devastating news, hopefully it turns out to be untrue, she has too much talent and potential to go to waste.
waratahsrock is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome