Deadspin has revealed a controversial drug test on Serena Williams on 14th June.
Serena Williams marked her return to professional tennis earlier this year when she partnered her sister Venus Williams in the Davis Cup. Since then, she has participated in three tournaments, including the French Open.
Williams took a break due to pregnancy last year, and announced herself in style as she delivered strong performances at Roland Garros, before finally being forced to withdraw due to injury. However, the US tennis star feels fit and is raring to go for the Wimbeldon Championships, which start from July 2. Williams is seeded 25th in the rankings.
However, a disturbing news has come to the attention of US outlet Deadspin, which raises question on the functioning of USADA (United States Anti-Doping Agency).
On 14th June at 8:30 AM, an official from USADA arrived at Serena Williams’ home in Florida for an unannounced drug test. Shockingly, this would’ve been Serena Williams’ sixth doping test this year, which is more than any other tennis player.
The drug tester arrived at Williams’ home, and insisted on waiting for Williams when he found out that she wasn’t home. After a confrontation, he left the home without administering the test.
She had earlier posted on Twitter about the alarming continuity of drug tests on her by USADA.
And…… just like that anti doping is here ….again… second time this week. proud to participate to keep the sport clean. Even if they do test me at my current ranking of 454 in the world. Two times every week #BeingSerena
— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) May 21, 2018
Serena Williams, according to Deadspin, complained to Steve Simon, the CEO of Women’s Tennis Assocation, about the attempted drug test on June 14.
Williams has never failed a drug test in her career of 23 years.