Sara Errani’s doping suspension increased to 10 months

first_imgFILE – In this Sunday, May 27, 2018 file photo, Italy’s Sara Errani returns the ball to France’s Alize Cornet during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros Stadium, in Paris. 2012 French Open finalist Sara Errani’s doping suspension has been increased from two months to 10 months by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. CAS announced on Monday, June 11, its rulings in appeals by Errani and Italy’s national anti-doping agency, which asked for up to a two-year punishment. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, file)LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Past French Open finalist Sara Errani’s doping suspension was increased Monday from two months to 10 months, a decision that left her “disgusted by this matter” and questioning if she will play again.The Court of Arbitration for Sport announced its rulings on appeals by Errani and Italy’s national anti-doping agency, which asked for up to a two-year punishment.ADVERTISEMENT The 31-year-old Italian tested positive for the banned substance letrozole in an out-of-competition drug test at her family home in February 2017. Errani was told about the result in April 2017 but continued to compete with the hope of winning on appeal.Her original two-month ban was served from August to October 2017. That period will count toward her new 10-month suspension.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownErrani had to wait seven months for the decision.“I have dedicated my life to this sport and I don’t think I deserve all this,” she wrote on Twitter. “I feel powerless against such an injustice. … All of this is a total nonsense! … I don’t know if I will be able to find the strength and desire to play tennis again, after all this.” Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced LATEST STORIES MOST READ WORLD CUP: Morocco back after 2 decades with eye on 2 events Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ The sports court ruled that the letrozole came from medicine taken by Errani’s mother “that found its way into the family meal prepared by the athlete’s mother and eaten by the entire family, including the athlete” in February 2017. But the court said Errani needed to be more careful and that her mother’s fault “is imputed to her.”Errani lost the 2012 final at Roland Garros to Maria Sharapova and was ranked as high as No. 5 in singles the next year. Errani also completed a career Grand Slam in doubles with Roberta Vinci.Errani is ranked 72nd this week. She lost in the first round of the French Open.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate fallslast_img read more