Ace women's tennis The sport banned Simona Halep for four years. The Romanian won Wimbledon twice and two Grand Slams.
Two-time Grand Slam champion Simona Halep was suspended for four years for violating the Tennis Anti-Doping Programme.
The Romanian was suspended during a doping probe and now faces a long ban.
Halep was automatically withdrew from the US Open due to her drug suspension and will now take a forced break after two abnormal tests.
The International Tennis Integrity Agency [ITIA] revealed on Tuesday that an impartial tribunal had sentenced the former Wimbledon champion for two incidences.
At last year's US Open, a routine urine test revealed roxadustat, her first banned substance.
It increases hemoglobin and red blood cell synthesis. It is a blood doping substance on WADA's Prohibited Substance list but is usually used to treat anemia.
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