Tennis: Should we already condemn Halep? The edifying report on his situation

Holder of a Master’s degree in sports journalism, I fell in love with tennis since childhood and have always loved reading the great stories of this sport. Today, I want to tell them about them, take full advantage of my passion and be as close as possible to the aces of the circuit.

Not spared by doping, tennis is experiencing a new affair which has been making a lot of noise in recent days. Simona Halep, former world number 1 and winner of Roland-Garros and Wimbledon in her career, tested positive for a doping product a year ago. Recently, the International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) handed down a sanction: 4 years of suspension for the 31-year-old Romanian. But the story does not end there.

When the affair broke at the end of last year, many thought it was a bad joke as Simona Halep is renowned on the women’s circuit. The Romanian is one of the most famous names in WTA of the last ten years but his case has been talked about a lot. Moreover, if we are to believe the report of theHATEdoping leaves no room for doubt… However, many people still believe she is innocent.

A damning report

A few days ago, theHATE published a very long report of more than 100 pages concerning the case of Simona Halep. If we look into the details, it would be impossible that the Romanian woman did not cheat according to all the samples analyzed. Additionally, irregularities were found in his biological passport, implying an intention to dope at one point or another. The reactions on social networks, starting with Serena Williamsimmediately erupted. “I think everyone has the right to judge me because the court decided that I was at fault. Someone told me today that these players hate me because I beat them” judged the Romanian.

Call lost in advance?

And Simona Halep appealed the decision directly, many observers support her and do not believe her guilt. The former number 1 based her defense on taking food supplements contaminated with roxadustat, the doping product. Three days before her positive test, she even tested negative and she maintains that taking this product would have had a harmful impact on her sporting performance.

Une issue positive ?

If things were to stay there, Simona Halep would be suspended until 2026, which would mean an end to her career since she will be 35 at that time. However, there are many who believe in his innocence in the world of tennis and in the medical world, as revealed Jean-Claude Alvarezdirector of the toxicology laboratory at Garches University Hospital, interviewed by The team a few days ago. “We think we’re dreaming. Here, we are in the process of condemning an innocent person. […] Given the concentration in her hair, it is not possible that she is taking roxadustat effectively” he declares. How does the reportHATE can it be so overwhelming in this case?

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