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24 Jul 13:36

About our Simona Halep news

Latest news on Simona Halep, a Romanian professional tennis player who has won two Grand Slam singles titles: the 2018 French Open and the 2019 Wimbledon Championships. She has also been ranked world No. 1 in singles twice between 2017 and 2019, for a total of 64 weeks, which ranks twelfth in the history of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings.

However, Halep's career has been tarnished by a recent doping scandal. She has been banned from tennis for four years for two separate anti-doping rule violations, the International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) announced on 12 September 2023. Halep tested positive for the banned blood booster roxadustat at the US Open last year, and also had irregularities in her athlete biological passport. Halep has always protested her innocence and claimed that she ingested the banned substance in a contaminated supplement. She has the right to appeal the decision.

The four-year suspension could effectively end the 31-year-old's career, as she has not played since October 2022. Halep has expressed her frustration over the length of time that the investigation took, and said that she wanted to play again and clear her name. Halep is a popular player among fans and has won several awards for her sportsmanship and personality. She is also a recipient of the Patriarchal Cross of Romania and the Order of the Star of Romania, and was named an honorary citizen of Bucharest.

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