Britsh player Tara Moore has been provisionally banned for doping ahead of Wimbledon after testing positive for a prohibited substance.
The British No 1 doubles player’s sample ‘A’ contained Nandrolone metabolites and Boldenone, according to the International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA).
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Nandrolone and Boldenone are both on the 2022 World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.
— Tara Moore (@TaraMoore92) June 8, 2022
Moore, ranked 83 in doubles, provided her sample while competing in a WTA 250 event in Bogota, Colombia in April – where she lost in the final.
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In a statement on social media, Moore said she had never knowingly taken banned substance.
“I have never knowingly taken a banned substance in my career. I am investigating how the positive result could have occurred and look forward to proving that I am a clean athlete,” she wrote on Twitter.
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“I am deeply saddened by the provisional suspension and hope to be back on the court as soon as possible.”
Moore, who made it to the second round of the doubles at the French Open last month, can get her ‘B’ sample analysed.
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Her provisional suspension, backdated from May 27, will make her ineligible to compete in or even attend sanctioned events.