Beatriz Haddad Maia gets provisional suspension for failed doping test

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Brazilian world No.99 Beatriz Haddad Maia has been provisionally suspended for failing a doping test, as her urine sample taken on June 4th, during the Croatia Bol Open, was found to contain traces of prohibited substances known as SARM S-22 and SARM LGD-4033 metabolite.

Beatriz Haddad Maia

Haddad Maia was charged with an Anti-Doping Rule Violation on July 12th, while the suspension went into effect on July 22nd. The WTA player can appeal the decision, but has chosen not to exercise that right to date. The suspension will remain provisional until a full hearing. There has been no mention of the length of the possible doping ban.

At the 125K Croatia Bol Open, the 23-year-old Haddad Maia lost in the first round, but less than a month later she went all the way through qualifying at Wimbledon and upset 2017 Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza in the first round, before falling to Briton Harriet Dart in the second round.

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  1. Another setback for Bia. I was so happy to see her back and finally starting to do well again. Hoping for her that this can somehow be resolved soon…

  2. Not exercising her right to appeal for a reason: Concrete evidence. Another female tennis doper exposed for being the phony that she really is. Did she not learn from what happened to Sharapova? If Sharapova got caught, how in the world did Beatriz think she wouldn’t? I mean, how did taking the banned substance even elevate her game or position in the world of tennis? SMH!

  3. I guess since there’s so much potential money to be made in woman’s tennis – they’ll take the risk – even if it messes up their bodies in the future. Look at Deperova – she made 100 million fraudulently.

  4. Why do I get the feeling Don meant Sharapova instead of Deperova? He was probably trying to type “Doparova,” which is what a lot of folks these days have nicknamed Sharapova ever since her drug suspension.

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