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Failing a doping test at age 38

Only she knows the truth, but this is a big question mark to her career...of course player will usually come with some kind of excuse, but you know this might not be the truth (and let's be honest, in most cases it is not, regardless how nice the person appears in public). Very disappointing for me as a fan.
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Her response. A few players have liked it (Vandeweghe, Mattek-Sands, Melichar, Klepac, Guarachi, Krawczyk, etc.).
"I... was recently informed by the ITF that one of the supplements I was taking contained a prohibited substance. I immediately contacted the ITF and am fully cooperating with them."

There was a positive test on a urine sample provided at the US Open. What was the sequence of events? Positive test first, then the audit of the supplements? The statement makes it sound it was the other way round, that no one would have been any the wiser if Spears hadn't owned up, but that stretches credulity.

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''Through out the 20 years of my Career I was incredibly cautious about every single thing I put in my body'

"Sorry I forget to read the labels to these unknown vitamins I am taking for the first time this year from a new doctor''

I mean I don't know about that
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"I... was recently informed by the ITF that one of the supplements I was taking contained a prohibited substance. I immediately contacted the ITF and am fully cooperating with them."



There was an adverse analytical finding on a urine sample provided at the US Open. What was the sequence of events? Positive test first, then the audit of the supplements? The statement makes it sound it was the other way round, that no one would have been any the wiser if Spears hadn't owned up, but that stretches credulity.

It is positive test first .


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What is the count on positive drug tests for this year? Seem to recall an ITF player in the summer and I think there were more women caught then men.

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Oh heís justa. Bubble of fat insecure sunshine isnít here then?

People drag other people for what they are most insecure about.
You shouldn't believe everything you read here (especially when it Comes from certain people) because I've never said Spears is fat or bodyshamed her (or anyone else).

You are not better when you call other people fat and insecure btw but you most probably won't get this anyway.
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You shouldn't believe everything you read here (especially when it Comes from certain people) because I've never said Spears is fat or bodyshamed her (or anyone else).

You are not better when you call other people fat and insecure btw but you most probably won't get this anyway.
Itís a quote ofc I got it.


And ofc I donít believe things here often. No one is trying to be better. When people name call it usually stems from a personal insecurity, some type of lack of esteem or confidence.

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It's pretty obvious that Spears broke the rules and will be punished, even if her offense is found to be unintentional, like Sharapova's was.

Outside the professional athletics world, someone who consumed an illegal drug unintentionally would not forever be known as a "doper". Inside professional sports there are many cases of long term willful, intentional use of anabolic steroids and illegal performance enhancers by athletes who have vehemently lied about their use for years and concocted elaborate schemes to avoid getting caught.

These are the "dopers" who should forever be known as such and lumping athletes who are found guilty one time of unintentional use of a banned substance in with them is wrong but typical of TF mentality.
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Itís a quote ofc I got it.


And ofc I donít believe things here often. No one is trying to be better. When people name call it usually stems from a personal insecurity, some type of lack of esteem or confidence.
I do not name call her or anyone else, it's made up bs by Power Shot. What I said and meant is that doubles Players usually do not have to be as fit as singles players, that's it.

And regarding Spears: Imo she got caught, she's a doper. I do not make any difference between her and Sharapova or Errani. You have a different opinion and that's fine with me.
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This “doper” word is really becoming something here.

Some of you just like to fight and use words to elicit furry and attention.

I would consider a “doper” someone intentionally using illegal performance enhancing drugs to get an advantage. That’s not the case here, whatsoever.

That wasn’t the case with a lot of these high profile cases.
I agree

I think Spears and Sharapova are innocent.
They made mistakes of course, but had no intention to dope or cheat.
-> so they are not dopers.

And anyway in tennis (at the best level) doping does not help much.
With doping you canīt suddenly get a strong serve like Serena/Barty/Osaka or a strong forehand/backhand. Tennis is so much about a good technique of the strokes. And these are the weapons. Also you canīt dope smart tactics or mental strength which are also needed in tennis.
Doping does not win you Grand Slam titles. A good technique does and is most important.

Doping only really helps a lot in other sports who are about races/time (running, swimming, biathlon etc.) and power (weight-lifting etc.). There doping should be severely punished.

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What is the count on positive drug tests for this year? Seem to recall an ITF player in the summer and I think there were more women caught then men.
Public ones from: https://www.itftennis.com/antidoping...spensions.aspx

Women:
Beatriz Haddad Maia
Abigail Spears
Aurore Felsenhart

Men:
Franco Agamenone
Alexey Aleshchev
Mateo Nicolas Martinez
Beibit Zhukayev
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