Serena alleges discrimination in ‘random’ drug tests


Serena alleges discrimination in ‘random’ drug tests
US Serena Williams attends a training session at the Roland Garros stadium on May 25, 2018 in Paris, ahead of 2018 French Open tennis tournament. / AFP PHOTO / Thomas SAMSON

In Summary

  • Serena Williams has accused tennis doping authorities of 'discrimination' after she faced a random drugs test
  • The 36-year-old, who has enjoyed a remarkable tennis 'momback' since the birth of Alexis Olympia, 10 months ago, raged on social media that it had been proven that she is tested more than other players by US Anti Doping

Serena Williams has accused tennis doping authorities of ‘discrimination’ after she faced a random drugs test.

The 36-year-old, who has enjoyed a remarkable tennis ‘momback’ since the birth of Alexis Olympia, 10 months ago, raged on social media that it had been proven that she is tested more than other players by US Anti Doping.

Serena, who reached the final of Wimt’s that time of the day to get “randomly” drug tested and only test Serena.

‘Out of all the players it’s been proven I’m the one getting tested the most. Discrimination? I think so. At least I’ll be keeping the sport clean #StayPositive’

Around the same time as the tweet, the mother-of-one had been posting about the bliss of putting her baby girl to sleep, saying:  ‘I can’t seem to put her in bed I’m loving holding her in my arms. I want to milk every second!’

Earlier this month, Williams told reporters at Wimbledon she does not care how often she is drug tested as long as other players are treated in the same way.

The seven-time champion reiterated her claim that she undergoes more checks for doping than anyone else on the circuit.

The 36-year-old American went on the front foot when asked about a recent story that an official from US Anti Doping left her house empty-handed after a visit on June 14.

She explained that he arrived 12 hours ahead of her allotted daily ‘whereabouts’ hour and that it was among a welter of out-of-competition tests being demanded of her.

Williams said: “How is it I’m getting tested five times in June? It’s only June, I’ve been tested five times. I’m OK with that, as long as everyone is being treated equally. That’s all I care about. I despise having people in our sport that aren’t being honest.

“I’m totally OK with testing and I encourage it. What I want to know is that everyone is getting tested, that we are really working to keep this sport clean.”

-Report by dailymail

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