WTA Tour

Italian star Errani fails drug test

2017-08-07 15:02
Sara Errani (File)

Cape Town - A report has revealed that Italian star Sara Errani failed a drug test dating back to the beginning of 2017.

Tennis World USA reported that the nine-time WTA Tour winner tested positive for banned substance arimidex, which is used to treat post-menopausal breast cancer.

There is yet to be an official statement regarding the 30-year-old by the Italian Tennis Federation, but the report revealed the ITF was putting together a team of lawyers to defend Errani. 

The Italian last played in the Washington Open, where she was knocked out in the second round. 

Read more on:    wta tour  |  sara errani  |  tennis


Read News24’s Comments Policy


When all is said and done, who of the 'Big 3' in men's tennis ends their career with the most Grand Slams?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2019/20 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.