/ 14 September 2023

Serena wants her Wimbledon

Image source: Getty
Image source: Getty

Given it’s a civilised sport that attracts a well-heeled crowd, it’s fair to say a doping scandal has rocked the world of tennis. Serena Williams claims she was robbed of an eighth Wimbledon title after her former rival Simona Halep was found guilty of blood doping and banned for 4 years. Williams was beaten by Halep back in 2019 – but if she’d won that match, she would have drawn level with Aussie Margaret Court’s record of 24 Grand Slam titles. That’s a record men’s player Novak Djokovic just equalled with his win at the US Open on Monday… There’s no evidence Halep was doping that long ago – her positive test was at the US Open last year. But Williams ain’t shy in letting the world know what she thinks of the whole thing… For her part, Halep is appealing the ban – but the International Tennis Integrity Agency says the results aren’t a mistake.

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