FILE PHOTO: Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Garden Tennis and Croquet Membership, London, Britain – July 4, 2019 Brazil’s Beatriz Haddad Maia in motion all through her 2nd spherical fit in opposition to Britain’s Harriet Dart REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge/Document Photograph

(Reuters) – Brazil’s top-ranked ladies’s tennis participant Beatriz Haddad Maia has been provisionally suspended after failing a drug take a look at, the Global Tennis Federation (ITF) has mentioned.

Haddad Maia, the arena quantity 99, equipped a pattern for trying out on June Four all through the Croatia Open that used to be discovered to comprise selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs).

SARMs, that have identical houses to anabolic steroids, are prohibited by means of the International Anti-Doping Company.

The Brazilian certified for the Wimbledon primary attract July and beat former champion Garbine Muguruza within the first spherical.

She used to be knowledgeable of the discovering on July 12, 8 days after being overwhelmed by means of Britain’s Harriet Dart in the second one spherical of the grass courtroom Grand Slam, and her provisional suspension got here into impact on Monday.

“Ms. Haddad Maia had (and keeps) the suitable to use to the Chair of the Impartial Tribunal convened to listen to her case why the provisional suspension must no longer be imposed, however has selected to not workout that proper up to now,” the ITF mentioned right here

Reporting by means of Simon Jennings in Bengaluru; modifying by means of Sudipto Ganguly

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