Errani banned

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - THE SECOND PAGE -

Former French Open fi­nal­ist Sara Errani must serve a twom­onth dop­ing ban af­ter test­ing pos­i­tive for the banned sub­stance letro­zole in a test taken in Fe­bru­ary, the In­ter­na­tional Ten­nis Fed­er­a­tion said Mon­day. Errani blamed con­tam­i­na­tion from her mother’s breast can­cer med­i­ca­tion. “I never took, in my life and dur­ing my ca­reer, any pro­hib­ited sub­stance,” Errani said in a state­ment. “I am ex­tremely dis­ap­pointed but at the same time at peace with my con­science and aware I haven’t done any­thing wrong.” An ad­ju­di­ca­tion panel ruled that Errani’s fault was “at the lower end of the scale,” but she should still be banned for two months. The Ital­ian has been retroac­tively dis­qual­i­fied from tour­na­ments from Feb. 16 through June 7.

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