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Unhappy Hingis Blasts WTA for Drug Testing Her On Sunday in San Diego



It's not the knock on the door that worries Martina Hingis, pictured at Wimbledon , - it's the timing. The Swiss former world number one, making her WTA summer hardcourt start in San Diego this week, complained that a Sunday drug test during a pre-tournament training day threw off her carefully prepared routine for no good reason.
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Hingis was angry about an unexpected control
Hingis also specified the controllers had not either respected Maria Sharapova who had placed the sign "not to disturb" on the door of her hotel room. What did not prevent the Russian from having to undergo a control.
The Swiss woman Martina Hingis was furious Monday to have had to undergo an unexpected control antidoping the day before, whereas she was training for the tournament of San Diego, her first tournament since Wimbledon. "I was tested again suddenly Sunday" declared old number 1 world. "I try to be professional. They should look at the program of the players. They arrive and upset all the day. They could come at the end of the day or the morning, but not to the middle of the day when you have a programmed training . There is not a great difference between the morning, the evening or the following day. It is not as if something were going to disappear." Hingis however admitted that controls were useful after the revelation of two new great scandals last week. But she estimates indignant certain methods like that which she underwent ten years ago while being awaked at it at 6 hours of the morning for a control. "If I want to sleep. I want to sleep. They should respect the athletes. I do not have any problem to undergo controls, but they could at least respect my private hours."
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She's such a jerk. Maybe she's mad because she was in the midst of taking a performance enhancing supplement when the knock on the door happened.
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Interesting. What does the process involve? Pee in a cup? Can she do it in her hotel room (or whereever she is), or does she have to go to somewhere to do it? How much time from beginning to end is required of the player?
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Hingis was angry about an unexpected control
Hingis also specified the controllers had not either respected Maria Sharapova who had placed the sign "not to disturb" on the door of her hotel room. What did not prevent the Russian from having to undergo a control.
The Swiss woman Martina Hingis was furious Monday to have had to undergo an unexpected control antidoping the day before, whereas she was training for the tournament of San Diego, her first tournament since Wimbledon. "I was tested again suddenly Sunday" declared old number 1 world. "I try to be professional. They should look at the program of the players. They arrive and upset all the day. They could come at the end of the day or the morning, but not to the middle of the day when you have a programmed training . There is not a great difference between the morning, the evening or the following day. It is not as if something were going to disappear." Hingis however admitted that controls were useful after the revelation of two new great scandals last week. But she estimates indignant certain methods like that which she underwent ten years ago while being awaked at it at 6 hours of the morning for a control. "If I want to sleep. I want to sleep. They should respect the athletes. I do not have any problem to undergo controls, but they could at least respect my private hours."
Hm, her remarks are ridiculous. The reason they do this at impossible hours is because they want to find out if she is taking doping.

Cyclists have to undergo a lot more than Swiss Miss.

Hingis wants probably that they come when she wants them to come. Useful when she is taking something. Not that useful for the people who want to find out.

Athletes have no privacy when it concerns this, according to me. Everything should be done to stamp this out. It's already clear that tennis has quite a severe doping problem. Just have a look at the big number of tennis players who have been caught the last few years (I can name at least 7 Argentine players).
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Hm, her remarks are ridiculous. The reason they do this at impossible hours is because they want to find out if she is taking doping.

Cyclists have to undergo a lot more than Swiss Miss.

Hingis wants probably that they come when she wants them to come. Useful when she is taking something. Not that useful for the people who want to find out.

Athletes have no privacy when it concerns this, according to me. Everything should be done to stamp this out. It's already clear that tennis has quite a severe doping problem. Just have a look at the big number of tennis players who have been caught the last few years (I can name at least 7 Argentine players).
I agree with you about everything, except don't understand specifically:

- why they have to come at impossible hours? Wouldn't 9AM do as well as 6AM or are these substances that can vanish that quickly from the body?

- how much time does it require from the athlete?
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She shouldn't be so upset. They have to make those controls unexpected for the player
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1. If drug traces do not vanish from the body quickly (And i do not think they do), they could announce they would do random testing of players usually at certain hour, so they can put it on their schedule.

2. If it does vanish quickly, I wonder why someone would dope for training, to me it would make a lot more sense, to perform random testing just after the end of matches.
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@ the retarded posters above (only some of them). Hingis states that these drug tests are good, but doesn't like that they disrupt athletes' schedules. That's not so unreasonable, is it? Drug traces do NOT dissapear from the body quickly, so it isn't imperative to do it RIGHT AWAY. I understand they are surprises (which I agree with, otherwise the athlete could regulate their drug intake schedule), but is it too much to ask for them to do it at reasonable times?
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I actually agree with her. There is no difference, test-wise, in having the test done at a more convenient time.

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What does a couple hours make a difference in testing? Why couldn't they just wait til shhe finished her training session?

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Se is right, but others have the same problem, so she does not have a disadvantage because of that IMO...

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