Varvara Lepchenko has been provisionally suspended for an anti-doping rule violation after the 35-year-old American veteran returned a optimistic check for a prohibited substance, the Worldwide Tennis Federation has introduced.
Lepchenko offered a urine pattern on July 12 through the Hungarian Grand Prix, which was discovered to comprise metabolites of adrafinil and/or modafinil – each substances prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Company, the ITF added on Thursday.
Lepchenko, the world No.127 was issued a pre-charge discover on August 9 and her provisional suspension got here into impact on Thursday.
“Lepchenko had (and retains) the fitting to use to the chair of the impartial tribunal convened to listen to her case why the provisional suspension shouldn’t be imposed (or must be vacated), however has not exercised that proper,” the ITF mentioned.
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