Simona Halep Handed 4-year Ban From Tennis For Doping

Halep tested positive for the blood-boosting substance Roxadustat at the 2022 US Open.

The ban is effective immediately, and Halep will be ineligible to compete in any tennis tournaments until October 2026.

Halep has denied intentionally doping and has said that she will appeal the ban.

Halep tested positive for Roxadustat in August 2022. She was provisionally suspended from tennis in October 2022.

Halep is a former world number one and has won two Grand Slam singles titles, the French Open in 2018 and Wimbledon in 2019.

The doping ban is a major blow to Halep's career. She will miss the 2023 French Open and Wimbledon, as well as the 2024 Olympics.