Simona Halep is defended by one of the most famous players in the history of tennis. Gabriela Sabatini gave an interview at Roland Garros in which she said that she does not understand why the athlete from Romania was not judged, although she has been provisionally suspended for more than eight months.
Gabriela Sabatini, wonderful message for Simona Halep
Gabriela Sabatini is a “heavy” name in world tennis and one of the most important in Argentine sports. She is one of the few athletes who can boast of defeating Steffi Graf after winning the US Open final. Now she’s a coach, but she’s launched big into business with a perfume line that bears her name.
— Gabriela Sabatini (@sabatinigabyok) June 7, 2023
Gabriela Sabatini gave an interview in which she spoke about the fact that Simona Halep was not judged, although she requested an emergency procedure. The athlete from Romania was provisionally suspended on October 7 and in these eight months she dropped 26 places in the WTA ranking.
“I love her as a player, she’s great, she’s downright great and it’s really sad not to see her play these days because of what’s happened. From what I’ve read it was unfair and I’m sure that’s the case so I hope they fix the issue and the suspension and she’ll be back soon. We all want her back on the field.
It’s crazy! That’s a long time! I hope they will review and analyze what really happened and we will be able to see her on the court again,” Gabriela Sabatini, a player who won 27 WTA tournaments and was even ranked third in the WTA ranking, told ProSport .
Simona Halep has been provisionally suspended following the positive test at the US Open 2022. The player from Romania must appear before the Sport Resolutions tribunal, but the International Tennis Integrity Agency has asked three times to postpone this hearing. The officials explained that Simona Halep is not only accused of doping, with Roxadustat, and conveyed that they found certain irregularities in her biological passport. The player from Romania should answer questions related to both files, in one session, in June of this year.
Simona Halep explained that it was an accidental contamination with Roxadustat of the nutritional supplements she used, from a certain batch, and regarding the biological passport she claims that she consulted several specialists who confirmed to her that everything is OK.