Milan — Former French Open finalist Sara Errani struggled to hold back the tears as she insisted she is not a cheat after being handed a two-month doping ban.
The International Tennis Federation announced the suspension on Monday after Errani tested positive for the banned substance letrozole in a test taken in February.
At a news conference on Wednesday, Errani continued to blame food contamination from her mother's breast cancer medication.
The 30-year-old Errani said she would return "stronger than ever" and that "it's a difficult situation" for her family "but we have managed to be even more united so I'm proud of them."
Errani, who reiterated several times that letrozole is not a performance-enhancing drug, also says "I know I have done nothing wrong."
Errani's ban will end on October 2.