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Errani insists she is not a cheat

2017-08-09 14:11
Sara Errani (File)

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.

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