Tennis ace Serena Williams claims she is the victim of “discrimination” by US doping chiefs who are testing her more than other players.
Williams, who’d earlier slammed “shocking” treatment over excessive targeting from testers at Wimbledon, in a tweet on Wednesday reignited the discussion, saying: “…..and it’s that time of the day to get “randomly” drug tested and only test Serena,” she posted on her official Twitter page.
“Out of all the players it’s been proven I’m the one getting tested the most. Discrimination? I think so. At least I’ll be keeping the sport clean #StayPositive,” she wrote.
Williams, 36, battled back from life-saving surgery after giving birth to get within touching distance of an eighth Wimbledon title as she lost in straight sets in the final to Angelique Kerber.
The 23-time Grand Slam winner had arrived at the tournament on the back of a report revealing her anger about an unannounced test in June where the tester refused to leave her Florida house.
Williams said at the time that she had been tested five times in June, compared to one or none from some of her compatriots.
It is however understood that athletes returning from a long absence are often the subject of repeated drug tests, as they are seen as part of a higher-risk category than athletes in the flow of regular competition.