Brazilian tennis player beaten by Britain’s Harriet Dart at Wimbledon handed suspension after failing drugs test
- Beatriz Haddad-Maia failed a urine test at a WTA Tour event in Croatia in June
- The world number 99 earned £72,000 at Wimbledon after failing drugs test
- She has been handed a provisional suspension but is able to appeal the ruling
The Brazilian qualifier beaten by Britain’s Harriet Dart in Wimbledon’s second round this month has been suspended for a doping violation.
Beatriz Haddad-Maia, now ranked 99, failed a urine test at the WTA Tour event in Bol, Croatia, early in June.
She was not informed of the charge until July 12, after her sample had been analysed by a WADA lab in Canada.
The world number 99 failed a urine test at the WTA Tour event in Croatia in early June
She was informed of the charge on July 12 after winning £72,000 in prize money at Wimbledon
The Brazilian was beaten by Britain’s Harriet Dart in the second round at The All England Club
The previous week she had earned £72,000 by qualifying and making the second round at Wimbledon, where she lost in three sets to the Middlesex player.
The banned substance discovered was described in an International Tennis Federation statement as containing outlawed SARM S-22 and SARM LGD-4033 metabolite.
A provisional suspension was imposed from last Saturday, with her having the right to appeal to an independent tribunal.