Promising 20-year-old Dayana Yastremska has been provisionally suspended from the tour for a positive doping test.
The world No. 29 was charged with a doping violation on December 22 for a testing positive for a mesterolone metabolite in a November 24 urine sample.
Yastremska released a statement on social media denying she knowingly took the drug.
— Dayana Yastremska (@D_Yastremska) January 7, 2021
Yastremska will now have the option to appeal the charge in court or await the final duration of the suspension from WADA.
It’s been a difficult off-season for the young star. Just a month ago she revealed a positive COVID test.
Hey everyone 👋
Two days after arriving in Dubai, my COVID-19 test came back positive. I went into self-isolation and didn't train for 2 weeks. The symptoms were very strange, it was bad! I fully recovered now and my focus is to go back training!
Guys, please be careful! 🙏😷 pic.twitter.com/HGH3yyzKXV
— Dayana Yastremska (@D_Yastremska) December 14, 2020
The Ukrainian would have been seeded at the Australian Open.
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