Serena slams ‘shocking’ treatment over doping tests

02 Juillet, 2018, 12:22 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion
  • Williams practices on court ahead of Wimbledon

She was asked about the issue because of a recent report by Deadspin that said Williams had been checked five times in 2018 by June, more than other US women and men in the sport.

Williams complained shortly before last month's French Open that testers had visited her twice in one week, despite her lowly ranking of 454 at the time, and brought the matter up with the US Anti-Doping Agency.

Williams figures to garner plenty of attention however long she remains in the field after sitting out Wimbledon past year while pregnant. Federer made his Wimbledon debut in 1999 and is a favourite to win a record-extending ninth title there this year and yet the 36-year-old Swiss said he was not immune to the grandeur of the opening day.

Williams, who will play the Dutch world No 107 Arantxa Rus, on No 1 court on Monday, said she was "pleasantly surprised by the decision", adding: "I thought it was very, very noble and honest and cool".

If Nadal - who has a poor recent record at SW19 - and Djokovic survive week one of the bottom half they will be risky, as will Juan Martin del Potro.

"I think it remains a little bit nerve-racking..." "When I saw it, I actually learned from it". If that's testing everyone five times, let's do it. Let's be a part of it.

In her account of the day in question, Serena said, "My time was actually 12 hours later".

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"It was a bit in the back of my mind that I would have a chance but I didn't put too much on it". I thought: 'Hey, I have this unbelievable child. "Just test everyone equally".

The seven-times Wimbledon champion was out when an anti-doping official arrived at her house at 8.30am on June 14 - 12 hours outside the allotted daily window she had previously agreed on her athlete whereabouts form. "She's going to win some free points".

Williams has been counting down to the start of the tournament on social media with some spectacular throwback photos highlighting her career at Wimbledon, including her first victory in 2002 when she beat sister Venus Williams and the three years both she and Roger Federer have won (2003, 2009, 2012).

The fact that she postponed her press conference for 24 hours - it was supposed to be on Saturday - to go to a polo match with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex may itself be a sign that she is relaxed ahead of the tournament. He called that lack of tests "quite disappointing". The website published the story after receiving a tip from someone who it said overheard phone conversations by Women's Tennis Association CEO Steve Simon in an airport. "I'm completely so far away.' I guess they decided it was a missed test, which really doesn't make sense", Williams said. "I am happy for that".

It is 15 years - and 58 Grand Slams - since a U.S. man won a major. Still, I'm debating if I should go 120 (mph) or whatever. "What's important is these people are professional, they know what they're doing, they treat you like humans, not like criminals".

"I understand the frustration".


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