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Sunday 22 April 2018

Doubles player in crystal meth bust

TENNIS: Spanish doubles tennis player Nuria Llagostera Vives has been suspended for two years after testing positive for methamphetamine at a tournament.

The International Tennis Federation said the 33-year-old Llagostera Vives's ban expires September 7, 2015.

Llagostera Vives now plays only doubles, though her singles ranking reached No35 in 2005.

Llagostera Vives was randomly selected for a doping control and could not explain how the drug entered her system, according to a ruling by the ITF's independent tribunal.

The day before the doping control, Llagostera Vives had visited San Francisco but said she had "only consumed a bottle of water" while there, the ruling stated. ITF expert witness Christiane Ayotte said the banned substance "was and is available only as a street drug (crystal meth or meth) or as a stimulant or as a party drug," except when prescribed for some behavioral disorders.

 

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