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Anastasiya Shoshyna Provisionally Suspended
Anastasiya Shoshyna has been provisionally suspended for a doping violation.
The Polish player tested positive for Stanozolol, which is prohibited as an anabolic agent on the 2020 WADA Prohibited List, the ITF announced. Positive tests for non-specified substances carry a mandatory provisional suspension.
The 23-year-old Shoshyna provided a urine sample on October 26th, 2020 during her participation in the W25 Ted Republican Girls', played in Istanbul, Turkey from October 26th to November 1st. That sample was sent to the World Anti-Doping Agency accredited laboratory in Montreal, Canada for analysis, and was found to contain stanozolol metabolites.
Shoshyna, who reached a career-high rank of No. 279 on May 20th, 2020, was charged with an anti-doping violation on November 30th, 2020. She was provisionally suspended with effect from December 12th, 2020.
Shoshyna had (and retains) the right to apply to the Chair of the Independent Tribunal convened to hear her case why the provisional suspension should not be imposed, but has chosen not to exercise that right to date, the ITF announced.
Australian Open: Ukraine's Dayana Yastremska has doping ban appeal rejected by Cas
Dayana Yastremska will miss the Australian Open after an appeal against a doping ban was rejected by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas).
The Ukrainian world number 29 was provisionally banned last month for failing an out-of-competition test.
The 20-year-old took the case to Cas after the International Tennis Federation refused to lift the ban.
Her appeal was fast-tracked as she hoped to play in next week's Australian Open, but it was dismissed.
"Ms Yastremska therefore remains ineligible to compete, pending the final resolution of her case," the independent body added.
Yastremska has denied using performance-enhancing drugs after testing positive for mesterolone metabolite, an anabolic agent, in November.
The Ukrainian, who has been ranked as high as 21 in the world, said she was "shocked" by the positive test and suggested it was the result of a "contamination event".
Despite the provisional ban, she was allowed to travel to Melbourne for the Australian Open and spent a 14-day period in quarantine with other players.
Yastremska said she would repay all the costs incurred by Tennis Australia to get her to Melbourne.
The Grand Slam event is set to start on Monday.
Venus has a losing/terrible record against dopers:
*Sesil Karatancheva (14 yo when she defeated Vee at RG, before vowing to revolutionize tennis and retire the top players)
BTW, when asked about Sesil and doping, Vee said she feels she can still overcome them so long as there isn't a drug for mental toughness on big points.
I've looked back at some of her matches. Interesting. A number of players accused her of cheating on court: Wozniacki, Bertens, etc. Perhaps there's a correlation between cheating on court and cheating off court. I must reflect on other players with this reputation. Cappy and Juicy spring to mind only because of how famous those incidents were involving Serena.
yes, you do that - it t likely will give your life a temporary purpose
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