Simona Halep’s doping ban issue was very tangled. An issue which revealed by the presence of FG-4592 (Roxadustat, an inhibitor that increases the endogenous production of erythropoietin and stimulates the production of hemoglobin and red blood cells) in one of the two samples presented by the champion in the course of the American review, which ended with a three-set knockout against world number 124 Daria Snigur in the first round.

It is a case of enormous significance, involving a former world number one, currently in the top 10, and with her gold roll of one victory at Wimbledon and one at the Roland Garros. Was the hiring voluntary? All aspects that the investigations will have to clarify in the coming weeks.

“From today I am fighting the biggest match of my life, the one for the truth, I will fight to the end to prove my innocence.” the message with which the Romanian announced the opening of the case. The Professional Tennis Players Associations takes a position in the affair involving Simona Halep: “We are committed to guaranteeing a fair memory and a complete process.”

Novak Djokovic and PTPA line up alongside Simona Halep

From there a progressive growth, with more than 500 associated members in the two world Tours. Inevitable, as mentioned, a stance in the Halep affair, aimed at the most absolute transparency in the decision-making process that will lead to the attribution of any faults.

Behind it all, of course, Novak Djokovic, founded in 2019 by the organization. The world of tennis has been at the center of a huge media fuss for three days after the positive emergence of a doping control by Simona Halep, carried out during the last US Open.

“The PTPA is committed to ensuring that Simona Halep, and every player, has a fair appeal and a thorough trial. We will fight for her rights and we will try to defend fairness and transparency for all players,” the message published on the organization’s social platforms.

The Professional Tennis Players Associations entered the scene, the association founded in 2019 by Vasek Pospisil and Novak Djokovic in open dissent with the ATP, judged to be lacking in protecting the interests of the players.

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