Simona halep is not in a good position. Since being banned from professional tennis tournaments last year after testing positive for doping. Roxadustat, an unwanted substance, was found in her system.
Simona Halep denies any wrongdoing. Since then, she has been fighting to be acquitted of the charges and return to the court as soon as possible. She hoped to return on tour at the French Open. The International Tennis Integrity Agency decided to move her hearing from April 28 to April 30.
It is possible that she will miss out on the Roland Garros main draw for 2023. The Tennis Letter posted an excerpt from Simona Halep’s father’s statement on social media.
“Halep’s doping investigation has been delayed again. She will miss Roland Garros Simona’s father: we still don’t know anything. We have no idea what is happening. The original deadline for submission was set at 28th but was pushed back to 30th. The caption said: “When you’re innocent you fight tooth and nail.”
There is still a chance for Simona Halep, if found not guilty of doing drugs, to qualify for the French Open. She can get a wildcard into the qualifying round if she’s cleared.
Simona Halep is ready to make a great return in sport
In the last few months, Romanians have faced some difficult times. She was suspended when her urine sample at the US Open tested positive for Roxadustat, a banned substance. Simona Halep has had a long battle to prove her innocence since then.
She is supported by WTA Chief Steve Simon and former American tennis legend Chris Evert as well as her former coach Darren Cahill. Her family has always supported her. There are also some questions about the test samples that indicated she was using the banned substance.
The Laboratoire Antidopage Francais, who was hired by the 2019 Wimbledon champion for the examination of her urine samples, has reportedly discovered the source of medication. LADF claims that Roxadustat wasn’t disclosed on the labels of the oral supplements Halep took.
WADA faced a new challenge because their methods for identifying prohibited goods could not detect the ingredients of the nutritional supplement. The samples collected before and following Halep’s US Open match round 1, with the exception one sample which detected the presence the prohibited drug, all came back negative. The evidence is in favour of Simona Halep.