Serena Williams on doping test frequency: ‘Discrimination? I think so’
Serena Williams has complained on social media that it is “test Serena” time once more as she as soon as extra hit out on the frequency with which she is chosen for anti-doping exams.
The 23-time Grand Slam champion took to Twitter on Tuesday evening after she acquired one other go to from a tester.
Williams tweeted: “And it is that point of the day to get ‘randomly’ drug examined and solely test Serena. Out of all of the gamers it has been confirmed I’m the one getting examined probably the most. Discrimination? I think so. At the least I’ll be protecting the game clear.”
In a second message, the 36-year-old American added: “However I’m able to do no matter it takes to have a clear sport so convey it on. I’m excited.”
Williams has complained earlier than at being drug-tested greater than different American tennis gamers this 12 months.
“Simply test everybody equally,” Williams mentioned on the eve of this 12 months’s Wimbledon, the place she misplaced to Angelique Kerber within the closing.
Common testing for high gamers widespread
A report by Deadspin mentioned Williams had been checked 5 occasions in 2018 by June, greater than different U.S. ladies and men within the sport.
Williams returned to competitors this season after lacking greater than a 12 months on account of being pregnant. She gave beginning to a daughter final September.
As a part of the U.S. Anti-Doping Company’s “clever” out-of-competition testing program, it’s not uncommon for high athletes — those that have had sustained success of their sport — to be examined extra usually than others.
Following her loss to Kerber, Williams mentioned she had confirmed to herself that she may nonetheless compete to win Grand Slams. Her subsequent Grand Slam title would tie her with Margaret Court docket for probably the most with 24. She already has probably the most main trophies within the skilled period.
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