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Abigail Spears fails a dope Test and is Suspended

Abigail Spears has been provisionally suspended under Article 8.3.1(c) of the 2019 Tennis Anti-Doping Programme (the "Programme"), pending determination of the charge against her at a full hearing pursuant to Article 8 of the Programme.

Ms. Spears, a 38-year-old player from United States, provided a urine sample on 31 August 2019 in association with her participation in the US Open held in New York, USA from 26 August to 8 September. That sample was sent to the World Anti-Doping Agency (“WADA”) accredited laboratory in Montreal, Canada for analysis, and was found to contain prasterone (DHEA), testosterone and metabolites. Prasterone and testosterone are Non-Specified substances, which are prohibited under category S1 of the 2019 WADA Prohibited List (Anabolic Agents), and therefore are also prohibited under the Programme. Positive tests for Non-Specified Substances carry a mandatory Provisional Suspension.

On 28 October 2019, Ms. Spears was charged with an Anti-Doping Rule Violation under Article 2.1 of the Programme (presence of a Prohibited Substance in a Player’s Sample) and was Provisionally Suspended with effect from 7 November 2019. Ms. Spears had (and retains) the right to apply to the Chair of the Independent Tribunal convened to hear her case why the Provisional Suspension should not be imposed, but has chosen not to exercise that right to date.


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She's got some good results in doubles: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abigai...ificant_finals

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Doping for doubles?

Any ideas how long the suspension could be?
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Prasterone, also known as dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and sold under the brand names Intrarosa and Gynodian Depot among others, is a medication as well as over-the-counter dietary supplement which is used to correct DHEA deficiency due to adrenal insufficiency or old age, as a component of menopausal hormone therapy, to treat painful sexual intercourse due to vaginal atrophy, and to prepare the cervix for childbirth, among other uses. It is taken by mouth, by application to the skin, in through the vagina, or by injection into muscle.
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DHEA is a weird one. Humans naturally produce it and it is the most abundant in our bodies, it decreases in abundance as we age. She literally took it cause she’s old and probably so without checking because it really is used by a lot as a vitamin.

MANY take it as a vitamin.


I remember when I started taking it I did look up and see if it was banned and yeah it’s even banned in college. Surprised this is still banned tbh and Deer Antler is not banned anymore.


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Any ideas how long the suspension could be?


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She’s not appealed the decision yet....

Oh Abigail.

Not good, not good.

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Stupid from her - she is on the edge of retirement, last time I had seen her live in Stuttgart she was not looking fit, she had a bit of a tummy.
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Re: Abigail Spears fails a dope Test and is Suspended

Sorry to hear that, but she should have known better. She should have stayed with Kop-Jones, they were more successful together then with different partners and I am sorry to her this but I believe her career is over.
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Blame the tainted beef or she should retire
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She’s not appealed the decision yet....

Oh Abigail.

Not good, not good.
oh well... that kinda says a lot about all this...

she actually had quite a good year. I thought the reason was her partnership with one of the Kichenok sisters but well, maybe there is another one
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