Former Top 40 Barbora Zahlavova Strycova Found To Have Violated Doping Rules, Serving 6-Month Suspension
by Staff | February 14th, 2013, 12:54 pm
  • No Comments

The ITF announced today that Barbora Zahlavova Strycova is currently serving a 6-month suspension for violation the tennis anti-doping rules. In a report, the ITF said Zahlavova Strycova ingested the banned substance sibutramine last October at the WTA Luxembourg event.

Zahlavova Strycova argued to an independent tribunal that she unknowingly took the drug while using the weight loss product ACAI Berry Thin.

The ITF took into Czech’s defense into consideration and reduced her sentence from a maximum of two years for a first offense to 6 months. Zahlavova Strycova’s suspension dates retroactively back to October 16, 2012 and will end on April 15, 2013.

Under penalty, she will forfeit second round ranking points and prize money earned at that event plus the Luxembourg WTA tournament where she lost in the first round, or a sum total of 17 WTA ranking points and $2,865.

The 26-year-old currently ranked No. 124 on the WTA computer and she’s been as high as No. 39 in the summer of 2012. She has not played on the WTA since the ITF event in Ismaning last October. Until missing the Australian Open this year, Zahlavova Strycova had played in 18 straight Grand Slam tournaments, reaching the third round twice at Wimbledon and once at the Australian Open.


Also Check Out:
Troicki Refuses To Give Blood Sample, Gets Suspended For 18 Months
Wayne Odesnik Accepts ‘Voluntary’ Drug Suspension From Tennis
Was Marin Cilic Found In Violation Of The Tennis Anti-Doping Rules?
Almagro, Montanes, Kanepi, Szavay Win Titles: Weekend Wrap
Tennis Wedding Bells for Stepanek-Vaidisova, Tipsaravic

Don't miss any tennis action, stay connected with Tennis-X

Get Tennis-X news FREE in your inbox every day

Comments are closed.

Top story: Andy Murray Reportedly Engaged To Girlfriend Kim Sears, Makes Coaching Changes
  • Recent Comments
Rankings
ATP - Nov 24 WTA - Nov 24
1 Novak Djokovic1 Serena Williams
2 Roger Federer2 Maria Sharapova
3 Rafael Nadal3 Simona Halep
4 Stan Wawrinka4 Petra Kvitova
5 Kei Nishikori5 Ana Ivanovic
6 Andy Murray6 Agnieszka Radwanska
7 Tomas Berdych7 Eugenie Bouchard
8 Milos Raonic8 Caroline Wozniacki
9 Marin Cilic9 Angelique Kerber
10 David Ferrer10 Dominika Cibulkova
More: Tennis T-Shirts | Tennis Shop | Live Tennis Scores | Headlines

Copyright © 2003-2014 Tennis-X.com. All rights reserved.
This website is an independently operated source of news and information and is not affiliated with any professional organizations.