Errani gets two-month dop­ing ban

Cape Breton Post - - Sports -

LON­DON — For­mer French Open fi­nal­ist Sara Errani must serve a two-month dop­ing ban af­ter test­ing pos­i­tive for the banned sub­stance letro­zole in a test taken in February, the In­ter­na­tional Ten­nis Fed­er­a­tion said Mon­day.

Errani’s de­fence blamed con­tam­i­na­tion from her mother’s cancer med­i­ca­tion. An ad­ju­di­ca­tion panel ruled that Errani’s fault was “at the lower end of the scale” but that she should still be banned for two months back­dated to Aug. 3. The 29-year-old Ital­ian has also been retroac­tively dis­qual­i­fied from tour­na­ments from Feb. 16 through June 7.

Errani played in the 2012 French Open fi­nal, los­ing to Maria Shara­pova, and has com­pleted a ca­reer grand slam in women’s dou­bles with Roberta Vinci.

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