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Serena Williams misses doping control: ‘No reason for purposive and intentional action against her’

Following the commotion about Serena Williams is a missed doping control. A testofficial of the American antidopingbrigade (Usada) brought Williams an unannounced visit in her home in Florida, but the 23-fold grandslamwinnares was not present.

The officer refused initially without urine to leave, but did so later when it turned out that the 36-year-old tennis player did not intend to fast to come home.

“In her 23-year career Serena more than anyone in tennis at doping checks. In addition, she is never found positive. They will willingly continue with testing. For these targeted and deliberate action against her is no reason”, were employees of Williams.

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Williams should be daily for an hour at a certain location are available for testing. The Usada may, in addition, without an ‘appointment’ to drop by, but then the respective athlete not be present.

Williams returned this spring back on the tennis courts after in september last year to have given birth. They could in 2018, yet no tournaments to win. At Roland Garros she gave by an injury forfeit for her party in the fourth round against Maria Sharapova.

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